Perthshire Eagle Found
After going missing last week, Pilgrim the bald eagle has finally been found – allegedly in “rough shape” and on the brink of starvation – after a couple spotted him in their back yard and alerted the Independent Bird Register who then contacted a local falconer to retrieve the bird immediately. Apparently Pilgrim flew to head falconer Adrian Hallgarth's wrist "instantly" when he saw him and is now recovering at the centre. However, Mr. Hallgarth says the recovery could take a while, as the bird has “been battered by every other bird in the local area”. As it is the breeding season in the bird world, other birds see an eagle like Pilgrim as a major threat and so will attack him. Furthermore Pilgrim does not know how to feed himself in the wild, having lived all his life in the Perthshire falconry centre – this has led to his dishevelled and starving state after six days on his own. Pilgrim is being fed small meals regularly to help build up his strength, and will hopefully get better soon! This rescue, as noted, was thanks to the Independent Bird Register, which is dedicated to finding lost birds of prey and helping out in the world of falconry.