By Kevin Unitt Wednesday 12 September 2012 Updated: 12/09 08:03
A BIRD of prey which had gone missing from Warwick Castle has been spotted.
The white-tailed sea eagle flew off during a show at the historic castle midday at Thursday (September 6).
The ten-year-old, called Stan, had a wingspan of six and a half feet but was described as "timid" and he would fly away if approached.
Castle bosses said their birds are trained to free fly in shows, meaning they are able to leave the area, and Stan was most likely to be seen in a tree or on a post.
And so it was on Monday night (September 10) that he was spotted in a field next to Leamington Rugby Football Club, off Kenilworth Road, just under five miles from his home.
The attraction’s expert falconers, who have been combing the countryside for six days in search of Stan, are in hot pursuit and hope to have the rare bird back home soon.
“We’re desperate to get Stan back as he’s never been away for this long before,” said Tim Harrison-Jones, general manager at Warwick Castle.
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