Two baby buzzard eagles have been born prematurely at the International Bird of Prey Centre in Gloucestershire. The chicks are being hand-reared for the first few weeks of their lives because it's too cold to risk leaving them outside. Ken Goodwin reports.
They may look like harmless fluff balls but by the time they're fully grown these predators could have an 80 inch wingspan and an appetite for animals as big as foxes.
Holly Cale from the centre says the buzzard eagle eggs were taken from the parent birds because they were laid too early. Once temperatures warm up a bit the chicks will be introduced to the parents who will rear them.
Our reporter Ken Goodwin went to take a look.
These baby grey buzzard eagles were born prematurely at the Newent Bird of Prey Centre in Gloucestershire. Our reporter Ken Goodwin has spent the day at the centre filming the new arrivals, who are currently being hand-reared.
Two baby grey buzzard eagles have been born prematurely at theInternational Bird of Prey Centre in Newent in Gloucestershire. Because of the cold weather the chicks are being hand-reared for the first few weeks of their lives.
The species comes from South America and when fully-grown, these chicks could have a wingspan of 80 inches.
A Gloucestershire schoolboy with a severe nut allergy has died minutes after eating barbecue ribs from a Chinese takeaway.
15 year old William Luckett from Newent suffered an horrific reaction after taking just two bites of the ribs and died as his father Steven rushed him to hospital.
An inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned. It's believed the teenager died from a serious allergic reaction to peanuts used to prepare the ribs.
An animal charity in Gloucestershire has appealed for the public to donate blankets to help keep stranded kittens warm.
The New Start Cat Rescue centre in Newent became inundated with homeless moggies after the recent floods.
They are now asking kind-hearted members of the public to donate bedding and food to keep up with the demand.
The centre also became a casualty of the floods, and today volunteers were helping to rebuild the parts of the centre which were damaged.
The B4215 is blocked due to flooding between B4221 / B4216 High Street (Newent) and Whitehall Lane (Rudford).
At least two feet of deep water outside the Malswick Mill. Police advise drivers to avoid this route.
Princess Anne admitted that her visits to the International Bird of Prey Centre in Glos always provide her with good entertainment. She was at the centre in Newent to mark its 45th anniversary.
The Princess Royal will be at Newent in Gloucestershire later to mark the 45th anniversary of the International Birds of Prey Centre. It will one of several visits Princess Anne has made to the centre over the years as a patron of the National Birds of Prey Trust.