This prairie falcon was lost by a German falconer living south of Bremen. While flying his bird the visibility deteriorated and although his falcon had a transmitter mounted, it was never located.

One week later his bird showed up in Denmark close to the German border. I was advised that a falconer's bird had been seen at a certain location for two days and one evening it was sitting in a hedge. I arrived just before sunrise and twenty minutes later the falcon was found. It came to the lure at once. Being a very gentle bird I could pick it up easily.

By means of the ring number it was possible to find the breeder and he of course knew the owner.

The following weekend I witnessed a happy reunion when  the falconer collected his bird.