As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Eagle with four-foot wingspan flies into woman’s living room

Monday 9 Jun 2014 3:43 pm

A woman received a unique surprise when a bird of prey flew into her living room.
Jon Ball, from Wessex Bird and Prey Rescue, 
after securing the wayward eagle
(Picture: WendyMorrell/BNPS)

Wendy Morrell, from Dorset, had just sat down to watch the French Open tennis final when Storm the Russian Steppe eagle entered through an open window.

After a bit of commotion, the majestic eagle perched on Wendy’s cabinet and started pecking at potpourri. Jon Ball, of Wessex Bird and Prey Rescue, managed to coax the bird down after a 30 minute stand-off.

Storm was soon reunited with its owner James Moore, who had been training the bird to fend off seagulls at a local landfill.

No one was hurt in the incident, although Storm’s four-foot wingspan did cause a bit of ornamental damage.

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