‘Lost’ hawk flying around Carron area

A Harris' hawk, which is thought to be lost and flying around the Carron area of Falkirk
A Harris' hawk, which is thought to be lost and flying around the Carron area of Falkirk
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A Harris’ hawk that appears to be lost is flying around the Falkirk area.

Concerned resident John Thow has been tracking the bird of prey for four days when it flies around his home in Carronlea Drive, Carron and is worried for its safety.

John said: “It’s been flying around here for four days now. There’s large trees at the back of the house and it’s been on my garage.

“I called the RSPB who said they don’t do a rescue-type service and the SSPCA couldn’t help either and asked me to contact local falconries, which I did, but none said any birds were missing.

“It obviously belongs to someone as it has rings around its legs so I’m hoping that an owner will recognise it and come forward to rescue it.

“It’s a beautiful bird and I’d hate it if anything happened to it.”

Harris’ hawks are notable to hunt in packs and are a popular bird for use in falconry so it may have become lost from its group at some point.

If you recognise the bird or have any helpful information, please call (01324) 555363.