Invergordon Bowling Club ‘hawk’ Harriet miraculously recovers to return to vital green duties after being hit by wind in town of Easter Ross


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Harriet the Hawk is back after emergency “surgery”.

The resident ‘hawk’ of AN Easter Ross Bowling Club has made a remarkable recovery after urgent attention following a wind-related broken fender incident.

Invergordon Bowling Club reports that its bird scarer – nicknamed Harriet – is back in action after being battered by the wind overnight.

The club wryly reported earlier: “It appears that the club’s Harriet the Hawk injured herself in the winds overnight.

“She was flailing at the end of her line erratically this morning and has since been rescued. On inspection it appears she has broken her wing. The club’s in-house vet has since been contacted and Harriet has been picked up at the clubhouse to rest while awaiting surgery to repair her wing We all wish Harriet the Hawk a speedy recovery and see her flying over the green again.

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The Lawn and Short-Mat Bowling Club – which has a 120-year history – reported this morning: “We are pleased to report that Harriet the Hawk underwent surgery this very morning by our resident vet and hawk whisperer. and has remarkably recovered so quickly that she is back and flying over the green – phew!

“Her enforced 24-hour rest and the repair of her wings seem to have done her the world of good. Thank you for all the private messages of support and well wishes – we read them all to Harriet.”

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