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Eagle-eyed residents urged to keep eye out for Warwick Castle's missing eagle

Stratford Editorial 11th Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

WARWICK Castle has lost an eagle – and is now hoping eagle-eyed residents can help find him.

Henry, the castle ‘teen’ Bald Eagle, took to the skies after the 3.30pm Flight of the Eagles display on Saturday and has yet to return home.

His flight to freedom follows that of Stan the White-tailed Eagle who flew off in 2012 never to be seen again.

Henry has a six-foot wingspan and looks brown in colour as he does not yet have his adult feathers. He was last seen with a bell on his tail and wearing jesses.

It is not apparently uncommon for young birds of prey like Henry to spread their wings and head off on their own for a few days.

A castle spokesperson said: “Our guests enjoy two birds of prey displays each day which can involve up to six birds being in the air at one time.

“Sometimes, the birds will decide to explore the local countryside for a while before returning to their home at the castle.”

Henry poses no danger to people but for his own safety, but the castle’s expert bird handlers have asked members of the public not to approach him or try to capture him. Instead they are asked to report any sightings to the castle on 01926 495421 or tweet @WarwickCastle.

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