White-tailed Eagle chicks disappeared from a nest surveyed by camera

All three chicks of Emese and Hunor, the White-tailed Eagle pair, have disappeared overnight from the nest on March 27th. What could cause their disappearance, human or animal?

Within a few hours after the discovery of the chicks missing, rangers of the Hortobágyi National Park arrived at the scene. No signs of human intervention, tire marks, footprints or indication of climbing to the nest were found. Based on this and the lack of night footages it is possible that they were taken by Beech Marten.


The White-tailed Eagle family few days before the event (Source: filmjungle.eu).

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