Why we have a hawk on roll

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.

Vital statistics

Gender: female

Age: five years

Occupation: pigeon scarer

Owner: Andrew Woolstencroft of Wards End Farm in Warrington

Weight: 2lbs 3oz

Personality: "Moody"

Likes: meat

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!