ester the flyaway falcon that gave London Zookeepers the slip for weeks has finally been returned to captivity.
London Zoo announced that the female caracara was safely back with her brother Joker and dining on her favourite meal, quail.
The bird had been spotted strutting all over London, including Regents Park, Streatham Common and Barnes, and Londoners, though happy she was safe, admitted they would miss seeing her on their morning commutes.
One replied to London Zoo’s tweet: “Bit sad she’s not a permanent resident in Mayow Park!”
Another agreed: “That’s what I was thinking! Quite liked seeing her around on my morning walk to the station!”
But one woman was pleased to see her back, replying: “Was she the one who was in Oakley Square about 10 days ago? I’m so glad she’s been found and survived the crows weren’t happy!”
The crested caracara has a wingspan of about 1.2m (4 ft) and looks like a cross between an eagle and a toucan.
In the wild it normally can be found across the southern US states, as well as parts of Central America.