COUNTRYSIDE

HAWKING

A private falconry centre based in the

scenic moorland and woodland location

of North Cornwall

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Jack

Merlin (Falco columbarius)

 

Jack is our male Merlin and is the smallest falcon in the UK. To give you an idea on how small he is, his flying weight is 150 grams but this doesn’t mean he is a small eater. He needs to eat approximately 50 grams of food a day which is 30% of his body weight!

 

Merlins are extremely quick and agile and have been known to take Swallows on the wing.