We always post news items of interest or our achievements – well this time it was, when it went wrong!
Honey the hawk (and she is) was working at a waste transfer station scaring Gulls that were trying to scavenge on the waste.
The Gulls have to be kept from the site due to the following reasons:
- Fouling everything on site including machines and people.
- Disease transmission -after feeding on the rubbish they roost on reservoirs or playing fields etc
- Birdstrike risk – large flocks of gulls near an airfield are a danger
Last week she decided to go and sit on the top of the roof and find and old dead carcass to play with (probably carried thereby a gull or crow)
The only way to get her down was the kind staff at the waste station to take up her handler in a cherry picker so he could get close to her.
When they got up high she quite happily flew to the fist when called and enjoyed a ride down in the cherry picker!
Here she is at work