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18th Aug, 2022

Keep an eagle eye out for Warwick Castle's escaped sea eagle

Philippa Mingins 3rd Aug, 2022 Updated: 3rd Aug, 2022

EAGLE-eyed residents are being urged to keep their eyes open for an eagle.

Marvin the sea eagle escaped from Warwick Castle on Friday (July 29) at around 2pm following an afternoon falconry show.

The 11-year-old prize bird has since been spotted in Stratford, Barford and Hampton Lucy and the falconry team at the castle are desperate for his return.

They have been out searching in the areas where he has been sighted, using food to entice him in.

Chris O’Donnell, Head Falconer at Warwick Castle, said: “We are very worried about Marvin being out, his girlfriend Nikita is really missing him. They are the stars of the show and I’ve worked with him every day for 11 years. So I am really missing him and looking forward to his safe return.”

It is exceptionally rare for any of the birds of prey to fly off for long periods of time as they are highly trained and have strong bonds with their handlers.

Warwick Castle and the falconry team are appealing to anyone who has spotted Marvin to report the sighting by calling or texting 07973617428.

Marvin is most likely to be spotted in an open field. He poses no risk to animals or the public.

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