Not quite your common or garden sort of visitor,
this Harris hawk has loitered around for a day or two.
I first spotted it in the trees yesterday morning when I was cradling a coffee in my hands.
The group of agitated crows and jackdaws caught my attention,
because at the centre of their feathery cackles and shrieks...
Was this handsome creature.
A few quick photos through the window was not enough,
so Eldest and I walked as close as we could
and got a few more.
Even before we knew exactly what species it was (we did a bit of research),
we knew that it was not a local bird.
Turns out - it is far from it's country of origin and will be an escaped 'Falconry Bird'.
Good luck rounding this stray up................!