How do you keep an eagle cool in the summer?

How do you keep an eagle cool in the summer?

Published at 7:20am 7th August 2019.

2 minute read

Weyhill's Hawk Conservancy Trust have come up with a novel way of helping out their birds of prey.

The charity's been giving their Steller Sea Eagles their breakfast, frozen within a massive block of ice.

Hawk Conservancy Steller Sea Eagle Summer 2019
Success! The Sea Eagle manages to get its food out from the block of ice - after picking at it with its beak

During the really hot weather we've had in recent weeks, keepers at the Hawk Conservancy have been watching the birds get to work.

Here's the full video of the Steller Sea Eagle:

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Just like humans, the birds at the Trust love to get a bit of sun on their back.

It's also really key that they're boosting their Vitamin D levels, as that helps with the growth of new feathers.

Hawk Conservancy Steller Sea Eagle Summer 2019
It takes a lot of work to get to the food, but also acts like an ice lolly for the birds

Some of the birds have also been enjoying baths within their enclosures and others like nothing more than basking in the sun rays.

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