Staff at Muncaster Castle are appealing for the public's help to find a falcon who flew away three days ago.

Swift, a female Saker falcon, fled an exercise session on Tuesday morning, and was tracked using a GPS transmitter, until signal was lost over Scafell Pike.

A team of Muncaster's bird staff and Wasdale Mountain Rescue attempted to find the bird, who has lived at the castle for six months, but were unable to continue tracking her.

Head of Birds at the castle, Stuart Lambourne, said: "She's never got out before, and we all want her back."

He added, explaining how people can identify Swift and get her home: "She has leather anklets on, and a bell on one leg for people to hear her. She also has rings with telephone numbers on for people to call if they find her."

Staff at Muncaster Castle are asking everyone to keep their eyes peeled for the falcon, and urges anyone who spots her to contact them on 01229 717614, providing a location along with a photograph of the bird they have seen.