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Devastated Sedgefield couple offer £100 reward for missing falcon
A COUPLE are offering a cash reward for the safe return of their much-loved falcon which flew away last week.
Byron, a peregrine tiercel, escaped from the garden of Ralph Watt and his partner Trudi Tindle on the outskirts of Sedgefield in County Durham on Tuesday, August 13.
Although he is fully grown, Byron is only a few months old and the couple, who have reared him from a chick, fear he will be unable to survive in the wild for much longer.
The bird unpicked the knots of the leash that tethered him to his block and there have been several sightings of him in the Fishburn area with the leash still attached.
Ms Tindle said Byron, who is slightly smaller than the bird pictured, would be very hungry and probably screaming for food.
“He has been missing for more than six days now and he won’t survive for much longer if we don’t get him back,” she said.
“He is a very tame bird and is used to being fed by us every day. He doesn’t know how to hunt for food himself.”
The couple keep numerous birds, including falcons and chickens, at their home on Salter’s Lane.
Byron’s disappearance has hit them hard and they have spent hours searching for him in the nearby countryside.
They are offering a £100 reward to whoever helps them find the bird. Anyone who spots Byron should call Mr Watt on 07795124098.
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