Callanish Village History

Callanish Village History

  The Story of 12 Callanish   Introduction:   It might be thought that, as a location, Callan... Read more
The Earlier Village

The Earlier Village

Whatever the shape taken by the settlement of Callanish in later years, prior to 1850 it appear... Read more
Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

 

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Polledra

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Harris Hawk

(Parabuteo unicinctus)

  • Body length 48 – 56 cm       (19 – 22 inches)
  • Wingspan110 -120 cm (43 – 47 inches)
  • Weight500 – 1200g    (18 -42 oz)
  • Longevity 12 years in the wild, up to 24 years in captivity

 

The Harris Hawk (Also called - Bay Winged Hawk - Louisiana Hawk – Harris’s Hawk) is native to the central part of the Americas.

There are two subspecies of Harris Hawk, “Parabuteo Unicinctus Harrisi” which are found mainly in the North American continent and down through to northern South America and is generally referred to as "Harris Hawk"

“Parabuteo Unicinctus Unicinctus” which is found mainly in South America, and is generally referred to as "Bay-Winged Hawk."

 

In the picture she is going through her annual molt at the moment and looks a bit straggly

food so far has consisted of day old chicks, quail,mice ,rats, rabbits and pheasant

Having always been very interested in raptors of all kinds,imagine my surprise when for my 60th birthday my wife gave me a Harris Hawk

 

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Pol's Hunting Strategy No 1

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Pol's Hunting Strategy No 2

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Picture Framing

Picture Framing

Vegetables and Horticulture

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Bee Keeping

Bee Keeping Isle of Lewis