Lost: Harris Hawk

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Lost: Harris Hawk

Postby craig » Sat 15 Mar 2014 2:02 pm

Someone has reported a lost female Harris Hawk from its home in Park Lane, Puckeridge.
She has a blue ring with number and is registered with the Independent Bird register.
She has her jesses (leather straps) and swivel still attached.
Reward offered for safe return.
Any sightings please call Peter of BPM Bird and Pest Management on 07826 939678
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Re: Lost: Harris Hawk

Postby FLIPPER » Thu 02 Jul 2015 4:07 pm

I know there are red kites around Ware but yesterday afternoon a large raptor swooped down on our lawn picked up something and flew away. Its wing span seemed too big for a kite and looked very similar to photos I have taken of a Harris Hawk. Has any one else seen this bIrd in the Tower Rd area of Ware ?
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Re: Lost: Harris Hawk

Postby RichardH » Fri 03 Jul 2015 9:08 am

Actually, just looking it up, it seems kites are bigger than harris hawks

Red kite wingspan - 175–179 cm.
Harris hawk wingspan - 100 - 120cm.

Hope the hawk is found safe and well.
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Re: Lost: Harris Hawk

Postby Hazel » Fri 03 Jul 2015 1:10 pm

This hawk was lost over a year ago....!
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Re: Lost: Harris Hawk

Postby RichardH » Fri 03 Jul 2015 1:38 pm

Well spotted Hazel - I thought Craig's post looked familiar...
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Re: Lost: Harris Hawk

Postby FLIPPER » Fri 03 Jul 2015 1:53 pm

Richard you are quite right about the size. I have only seen a Red Kite in flight so it seemed to me to be smaller than the Harris Hawk that I had on my gloved hand when I was photographing it. Although I must say the bird I saw yesterday when it swooped down in my garden did have the same markings as the Harris, and the females can be 35% bigger than the males.
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