On a tree by our house: The second day after we were home, Jane once again showed up on our porch to feed the bird and as luck would have it caught her in the net. She placed a large vented box over her and shakingly called the falconer. I'm not sure if she was more afraid that the bird would hurt her or if she had hurt the bird. There are some sharp talons and beak on that bird. The falconer arrived and was able to get her out of the net, put a cap on her head and then leather lassos around her legs so she couldn't fly away.
She got her talons caught on the blanket we used to keep her wings contained as he put the hood on...either that or her grip was too strong.But either way the cap had to come off to help get her to release herself from the towel so she could sit on his gloved hand.
Success and a few pictures for posterity. Here is our beloved dog walker Jane with her Hawk.
Even Leticia our housekeeper wanted in on the action.
Then they talked me into it too...I didn't want to stand too close. She was still pretty unsettled.
Once again though the neighborhood is safe for stray cats and small animals. The dogs and kids were never in danger. Apparently they use these birds by the airport to get rid of the geese so they don't fly into engines...as well as several taller buildings in the city to control the bats. It's illegal for them to be out free as this one was because they are not indigenous to Spain.
We were all relieved to know she was well taken care of and on her way home.