As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Thursday 5 March 2015

Harris hawks stolen from Loch Lomond bird sanctuary

5 March 2015 Last updated at 09:45

Police are continuing the hunt for two birds of prey stolen from a bird sanctuary in Balloch.

The two Harris hawks were stolen during a break-in at the Loch Lomond Shores in Ben Lomond Way.

Police said the theft took place sometime between 17:00 on Monday and 09:30 on Tuesday.

Officers have appealed for witnesses and said they were checking CCTV footage as well as carrying out inquiries in the local area.

Staff at the Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre discovered the break-in when they were checking the birds as part of their normal routine on Tuesday morning.

Harris hawks are medium to large birds of prey with dark brown and chestnut plumage and a white-tipped tail.

There's growing concern about the wellbeing of the birds, which are a four-and-a-half-year-old female called Camay and a two-and-a half-year-old male named Terco.

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