This is a young male Harris Hawk that Andy was called out to recapture on saturday afternoon. The picture was taken in the garden it was first spotted in Colne.
Turbary Woods
Harris Hawk Rescue - 24-08-2008
Harris Hawk Rescue - 24-08-2008

This is a young male Harris Hawk that Andy was called out to recapture on saturday afternoon. The picture was taken in the garden it was first spotted in, which was next to the moors and Marsden Park Golf Club, in Colne.

Unfortunately by the time andy arrived the hawk had flown away.  Andy spent a few hours searching the local area but could not find the Bird.  As the picture shows the hawk still had his swivel attached to the jess's, meaning that the bird was in serious danger of snagging or getting caught on a branch which may have killed the bird.

The next morning Andy had a call form Burnley police saying the bird had been caught by Phillip Leeds who owns Lanlee supplies in Colne, near Burnley.  He bravely tempted the hawk to his fist  with a rabbit head and wearing garden gloves he grabbed the jess's and placed the hawk in a cage until Andy arrived.

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Luckily the hawk had a breeder ring on and with the help of the Independent Bird Register, he managed to trace the owner and the hawk and its keeper were re-united the same day.  This Story proves how important it is to have your bird registered at the I.B.R.

If you ever lose your bird or owl and it has an I.B.R. ring fitted and Turbary woods are called out to Recapture it you will be notified the same day.

The I.B.R. website is here: Independent Bird Register »

Young Male Harris Hawk