Leumadair Guest House

Leumadair Guest House

    Welcome to the village of Callanish, or Calanais in Gaelic. Callanish is the location of the f... Read more
Location

Location

Leumadair Guest House is located in the crofting village of Callanish on the west side of the the... Read more
Touring the Island Lewis and Harris

Touring the Island Lewis and Harris

The most famous landmark in the Outer Hebrides has to be Callanish Stones, and Leumadair Guest House... Read more
Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

  Wildlife and Bird watching The islands are rich in all kinds of wildlife, we even have our own H... 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