Why we have a hawk on roll
Meet Ola our friendly Harris Hawk who flies around campus once a month to keep us safe and well!
You'd be forgiven if you've missed Ola, as she usually visits with owner on a Saturday as a humane means of scaring away any roosting pigeons to protect our staff and students, and our buildings.
Age: five years
Occupation: pigeon scarer
Owner: Andrew Woolstencroft of Wards End Farm in Warrington
Weight: 2lbs 3oz
Favourite clothing: tracking jacket, bell
Interesting facts: jacket sports a transmitter, hooked up to a mobile phone that reports the height and speed of flight as well as her location. How high tech!