THIS adventurous bird caused chaos in Winchester last week.

Passers-by had to call the RSPCA after spotting a peregrine falcon in the window of The Brooks Centre Waterstones.

It had gotten itself stuck and the company's key holder from Oxford had to help open the store, which has been closed during lockdown.

Regular Chronicle letter writer Mark Rowe said: "Yesterday while shopping I noticed this little birdie stuck in Waterstones' window, it was fantastic how my fellow Wintonians were caring.

"Many phoned the RSPCA and others spoke to security."

Keith Betton, chairman and county recorder for the Hampshire Ornithological Society added: "The bird was born last summer and got caught inside the shop window.

"Nigel Jones photographed it after its rescue. We had to get the Waterstones key-holder from Oxford!"