Mystery over bird of prey in Sheffield

Harris Hawk.
Harris Hawk.

THIS bird of prey spotted in Todwick has been circling the area for a year now - with mystery surrounding its origins.

It is not known if the Harris hawk - which wears an anklet strap and bell - escaped from captivity or was released into the wild.

But for months nobody has been able to capture it. It is thought it could be the same hawk spotted flying around the Abbeydale and Basegreen areas of Sheffield.

Meanwhile a bird of prey has gained two companions in his aviary at the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre in North Anston - now his younger siblings have moved in.

Black Kite Jet’s sister, Rogue, and brother, Sonic, hatched in May. Now all three are sharing a roost and are due to take part in joint displays together to wow the crowds.

Bird trainer Heather Scott said: “Sonic and Rogue are almost fully grown and in the last week have started to fly to us for food when called. Flying three Black Kites at the same time promises to be a real spectacle for audiences.”