Harris’s hawk

(Q) The theft of Rufus, the Harris hawk at Wimbledon this year, was widely reported. However, shouldn’t the bird be known as a Harris’s hawk rather than a Harris hawk? D. THORPE By email

Bizarre feather rituals

Q) During some fine weather at the end of May, I was watching a starling in my garden. Its wings were spread and its tail was fanned out, and the bird was picking up ants and putting them in its feathers. Is this a known habit and, if so, what…