Heading home, the light was good, so a quick visit to Dolydd Hafren was in order. Not the most exciting bird in the world, but the setting sun illuminated this Pheasant.
Driving from the car park, I spotted a dark looking bird of prey perched low in the trees. Expecting it to fly the closer I got, it remained still. When it took flight, not more than 6 feet from me, it was clear this bird was once captive (had jesses, rope, and bell attached). I phoned the falconry centre for advice. The Harris Hawk has been seen before and is apparently hunting, although no one has come forward to claim it.