Tuesday 8 May 2007

Escape of the Condor

Missing bird of prey found safe and well
A MISSING bird of prey with a 10ft wing span has been found safe and well.
Crews from Dartford fire station joined the search for Tiny, a condor who went missing during a display at Eagle Heights Bird of Prey Centre, on Sunday.
The crew used thermal imaging equipment to try to find the bird, who landed in a rapeseed crop field, close to the centre's grounds in Eynsford.
But their efforts were unsuccessful and the search, led by centre staff and
RSPCA officials continued.
Luckily, Tiny was eventually found during a helicopter search last night.
Condors are members of the vulture family and are the largest flying land birds in the western hemisphere.
They have black plumage with a frill of white feathers around their necks.

May 8th 2007 (Source News Shopper)

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