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.

Tuesday 10 May 2016

Huge bald eagle missing in Gloucestershire

3 May 2016 at 10:21pm

A bald eagle with a broken tracker has gone missing from the International Bird of Prey Centre in Gloucestershire.

According to founder Jemima Parry-Jones, the female bird called 'Cremorne' is in a wood near Newent - refusing to come down.

The bird was being flown at the centre on Saturday when it flew off and didn't come back.
Last updated Tue 3 May 2016

Bald eagle who fled Gloucestershire bird-of-prey centre returns

By Western Daily Press | Posted: May 06, 2016

A peckish bald eagle who fled a bird-of-prey centre with a broken tracker has safely returned.

Staff at the International Centre for Birds of Prey (ICBP) said "temperamental" Cremorne took to the skies after she got spooked on Saturday night. 

After staff spent a few days tracking the bird - which has a seven foot wingspan - her radio transmitter suddenly stopped working and she went AWOL on Tuesday. 

Luckily, after a campaign to spread the word, was found and returned to the centre in Newent,Gloucestershire yesterday (Thurs). 

She was spotted sitting in a tree near Ledbury before being recaptured.

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