When Chris Jones released Hope the buzzard back into the wild he thought he had seen the last of her.
But after several weeks killing her own prey, the hand-reared bird returned to what she knew.
So when the buzzard tried to land on the passing public, she wasn't trying to scare them - she just wanted food.
Her antics forced her trainer to recapture her and she is now resigned to a life in captivity.
Chris Jones, from Midland Birds of Prey Rescue Centre, who had spent almost a year training Hope to catch her own food, is now looking after her at his home in Stourbridge.
He believes she was stolen as a chick and hand-reared.
When the thief got bored he freed her but she was unable to catch prey.