Edinburgh Zoo eagle flies nest for second time

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AN eagle which ditched its Edinburgh Zoo home for a 48-hour jaunt earlier this summer has made a second bid for freedom.

Kousteau the bateleur eagle fled from a birds of prey display in June – and has once again found herself out of bounds.

She has made a home in a tree near zoo grounds and keepers are trying to tempt her back to the attraction with food.

A zoo spokesman said: “She was caught in a gust of wind and has once again ended up near the Forestry Commission.

“As a captive-bred, trained bird she is no risk to other wildlife or to people. This sort of thing can happen during presentations and the only inconvenience is for keepers.”