BELONGING TO FALCONERS.
Most falconers now fly their hawks with a light transmitter that can be tracked down using radio telemetry. Occasionally, the battery or system may fail or for other reasons the bird may be lost. If you find a bird of prey with anklets and jesses,(fitted to the feet of the bird below) then it is likely to belong to a falconer. It may have a closed ring on its leg with a number that might relate to the person who bred the bird, NPWS identity number or the CITES reference number. Please contact a member of the Committee with these details and the location of the bird and we will promptly respond to the matter. Some birds are also micro-chipped to aid in the identification process and the bird can be scanned by a veterinary surgeon or Wildlife Ranger.
With this information we should be able to track down the falconer and have the bird returned to them.