Barnsley's "Kes" happy ending

A teenager from Barnsley has been reunited with his falcon after she flew away thanks to a social media site.

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Barnsley's real life Kes

Nekala who disappeared from a flying demonstration in South Yorkshire Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A Barnsley teenager has been reunited with his beloved bird of prey thanks to Facebook. James Dickenson was heartbroken when his falcon named Nekala flew away during a flying display in South Yorkshire.

James Dickenson with Nekala Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Luckily, the young female falcon landed near wildlife artist Robert E Fuller who appealed for her owner to come forward on his Facebook page and the pair were eventually reunited.

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