A priceless display falcon was chased away from Harewood House by red kites on Friday afternoon during rehearsals for his performance at the country show this weekend.
Icarus the Peregrine x Lanner falcon is one of the stars of Jonathan Marshall 'Free Spirits' show and is trained to fly through the legs of dancing stallions during the breathtaking performance.
Red kites are very territorial and live in large groups. The falcon was no match for the family of kites and flew away from Harewood in the direction of Wetherby and has not been seen since.
Jonathan is desperate for any information which may lead to his safe return.
He is wearing a bell and leather Jesses and is very tame. Anyone with information can contact Jonathan on the details below.
- Jonathan Marshall 07866748977