Two bald eagles made a crash landing at a Minnesota airport yesterday. The pair had locked talons mid-air and then fell from the sky when they were unable to free themselves. They were taken to the St. Paul’s Raptor Centre but one managed to escape by jumping out of the car and flying away. The other is currently being treated for its injuries.
It’s been decades since Bald Eagles made their home north of Lake Ontario. Back in the 1970s they were almost wiped out thanks to toxins like DDT. But now they are making a comeback. After many years, a pair nested in the Royal Botanical Gardens and has successfully hatched two chicks. They are expected to start flying sometime in June.
This seal known as Sammy or Sally regularly visits Billingsgate Market at Canary Wharf, London, to be fed by the fish market porters. Picture: David Taylor / Rex Features