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Escaped Harris's Hawk

Observed: 18th June 2013 By: TroglodyteTroglodyte’s reputation in BirdsTroglodyte’s reputation in BirdsTroglodyte’s reputation in BirdsTroglodyte’s reputation in BirdsTroglodyte’s reputation in Birds
Escaped Harris's Hawk
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Oh dear every falconer's

Oh dear every falconer's nightmare! If you sighted this bird near evening chances are he (appears to be a male) roosted at that location and he would most likely repeat this and could be found. You should really make an attempt to contact your local bird of prey centre/ school of falconry even if it's not their bird I'm sure they'd have local contacts and would know who's it is. The thermals have bern fantastic the last few days and our birds have been gaining serious height so this harrie could have made notable distance, birds can also be blown off course in good thermals and that's a big possibility! The reason it's so important to try an reunite this bird with its owner is because captive birds are hindered by their equipment on escape and chances are they will not be capable of hunting sucessfully and will face either starvation or the prospect of becomming tangled in their own equipment. I hope you manage to find this one's owner.

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