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Reports that search for Warwick Castle's missing sea eagle called off

With a wing span of 6.5 feet, he is easy to spot soaring in the English countryside Credit: Warwick Castle

There are reports the search for Warwick Castle's missing sea eagle have been called off, 4 months after he flew away during a falconry display.

Stan the eagle has a 6.5 foot wingspan and handlers at the castle were initially tracking the bird to try and get him back.

But it's being reported that attempts to try and find him have failed, and he is being left to live in the wild.

Staff at Warwick Castle have given up the search for Stan Credit: Warwick Castle

Bird handlers at the castle initially thought Stan would not survive in the wild as he was bred in captivity and would not be able to hunt for himself.

But it seems the eagle's natural instincts have kicked in, and he is fending for himself somewhere in the Warwickshire countryside or beyond.

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Eagle-eyed viewers may have seen missing bird of prey

Some viewers believe they have seen Stan, the eagle missing from Warwick Castle since Thursday lunchtime.

The White Tailed Sea Eagle has a wing span of 6 and a half feet and has been at the tourist attraction since 2004.

If anyone does see the bird, they should contact the handlers on 01926 495421.

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