Harris Hawk are amazing birds. They are
very clever, easy to train, sociable, great hunters and easy to breed. I
would find it pretty difficult to operate my experience days with out them.
They are just about the only kind of bird of prey that you can let a
complete novice fly thanks to their amiable temperament.
In the wild they can be found throughout the
western coast of the Americas but thanks to captive breeding they are easily
available in the UK.
The bird in the photo above is called
'Rosie'. She caught over 170 rabbits in her first year as well as many
pheasants and Squirrels.