UPDATE: Escaped falcon is spotted in the Spilsby area

Delta the falcon is missing, but may have been seen in the Spilsby area.
Delta the falcon is missing, but may have been seen in the Spilsby area.

Residents in the Spilsby area were being asked to keep an eye out for a large escaped falcon bird yesterday.

But the bird has now been located - after sneaking into a chicken shed on a farm.

Have you seen this bird?

Have you seen this bird?

The falcon was captured by the farmer who rang its owners at Tattershall Farm Park, where it has now been safely returned to.

Tuesday, 11.25am:

‘Delta’ the Gyr Saker falcon went missing from Tattershall Farm Park near Horncastle recently.

Her owners describe her as ‘big and black - about the same size as a buzzard’.

They added: “If you see her please let us know. Her tracing equipment stopped working after she was traced to the other side of the River Witham (Timberland).”

Since then, residents in the Spilsby area have reported seeing the bird. One woman said she saw what she believed to be the falcon in her garden on Sunday, carrying a creature in its talons.

Other sightings have come from Toynton All Saints, Firsby and Partney.

If you spot the bird, call Tattershall Farm Park on 01526 348332.