Saturday, July 07, 2012

A Falcon in Fez

On a recent visit to Fez Cafe, The View from Fez writer and photographer, Suzanna Clarke, discovered a new friend. The juvenile Barbary Falcon, now named Horus, had fallen from its nest before it even had feathers and thanks to the kindness of the folks at Fez Cafe, it has now grown capable of flight.

When hungry the Falcon simply flies into the kitchen and reminds the staff that it is meal time.

We can report that although it will possibly land on your shoulder or wrist, our close encounter did not involve any untoward biting!

The Barbary Falcon (Falco pelegrinoides) is a medium-sized falcon about the size of a crow. This bird of prey breeds in the Canary Islands and on the coasts of north Africa. It is usually non-migratory, so Fez Cafe can look forward to several years of visits from twitchers (obsessive bird watchers).


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would like to give him a little kiss on his lovely, little falcon head.