A RARE bird of prey has been found at an airbase - six days after he was blown away by a gust of wind.
PUBLISHED: 16:59, Tue, Jun 7, 2016 | UPDATED: 17:01, Tue, Jun 7, 2016
Arthur the white-headed vulture had last been seen during the last week's Royal Bath and West Show in Somerset, where he was part of a display.
Today the vulture has been reunited with his owner Ben Potter after he appeared at the Fleet Air Arm base RNAS Yeovilton, perching on a tree outside the station's perimeter.
Before that Arthur was seen on numerous occasions, but he had finally stood long enough to be caught by the Bird Control Unit's experts, who were alarmed by Air Traffic Control.
Mr Potter, who is Head Falconer from the Birds of Prey Display Team in Scotch Corner, Yorkshire, said he was glad to have Arthur back.
He said: "I have had Arthur for 12 tears and he is a really important part of the team. He is a white headed vulture and red list endangered which is just about scarce as you can get.
"Our display team allows us to raise funds and maintain a breeding programme the keep endangered birds of prey like Arthur with us for future generations."