Falconer appeals for help in finding lost bird

Falconer David Kristuphas is hoping that members of the public can reunite him with a lost juvenile Peregrine Falcon, similar to the one pictured above.

David, who lives in the Mansfield Road area of Papplewick, says the bird of prey escaped from his garden about a week agao and hasn’t been seen since.

The young bird, which is still brown because it is young, had a 2ft-long red leash attached to it.

“I’ve been a falconer all my life and the last time I lost a bird was when I was 17 and I’m 60 now,” said David.

Anyone who thinks they may have seen the bird should call David on 07944968347.