HalfPint the missing lanner falcon.
THE owners of a falcon that went missing almost two weeks ago have thanked Islanders for their support in trying to find him.
Half Pint, an African lanner falcon, flew off during a demonstration by owners, White Falconry, at Robin Hill on May 19.
But despite numerous searches, Half Pint hasn't been found and White Falconry owner, Steven Hain, said he feared the worst.
"I have to thank everyone for their support in trying to locate Half Pint. Since the story appeared in the Isle of WightCounty Press, I have received more than one hundred phone calls and emails from people asking if they can help, and also several sightings. The response was amazing.
"But there hasn't been any sightings since last Saturday, and I fear he may have starved to death. But I am certainly not giving up hope, because he is a predator and there is a very small chance he could still be alive."
The 14-year-old falcon is described as slightly smaller than a pigeon, with pale, speckled feathers on its breast, blue markings on its back and distinctive orange markings on its head.
Anyone who spots the falcon is asked to call White Falconry on 852366 or 07989 986096.