from Tangled in Magic by Kim Ellis
Illustration by Alison Gagne Hansen
Archer, the gyrfalcon, is one of the main characters in my book, Tangled in Magic. She is intelligent, opinionated, and sometimes sarcastic. When Agatha flees Underhill Manse to search for her brother, Archer insists on accompanying her. She proves to be a helpful, reliable companion.
The gyrfalcon’s natural habitat is the Artic coast and tundra, where its plumage is white with black markings. The largest of the falcons, gyrfalcons prey on ptarmigan and waterfowl.