Eagle flies into a living room in Broadstone

Picture by Wendy Morrell

Picture by Wendy Morrell

Picture by Wendy Morrell

Picture by Wendy Morrell

Picture by Wendy Morrell

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AN EAGLE flew into a woman’s living room as she watched the French Open final in Broadstone this afternoon.

Wendy Morrell was at home with friend Karen Ruddlesden and her two dogs, Coco and Udo, when the surprise visitor swooped into the house.

“It is a hot day so we had the doors open and were watching the tennis. Then suddenly all hell broke loose in our living room,” she added.

“This enormous black thing flew in and the dogs went absolutely berserk.”

Wendy promptly called Wessex Bird of Prey Rescue, which quickly deployed an officer to collect the bird, later identified as a Russian Steppe eagle called Boris.

Boris had earlier gone missing from Beacon Hill landfill site in Corfe Mullen.

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6:35pm Sun 8 Jun 14

djd says...

The Eagle Has Landed.
The Eagle Has Landed. djd
  • Score: 28

6:43pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Lewcee says...

Great Picture! I bet the Seagulls at the landfill site were not sorry to see the back of the bird. The Eagle is about the only raptor capable of putting seagulls to flight.
Great Picture! I bet the Seagulls at the landfill site were not sorry to see the back of the bird. The Eagle is about the only raptor capable of putting seagulls to flight. Lewcee
  • Score: 16

6:49pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Speak up Brown says...

Why hasn't it got it wings folded?

Poor show Daily Echo
Why hasn't it got it wings folded? Poor show Daily Echo Speak up Brown
  • Score: 45

6:56pm Sun 8 Jun 14

foggy1965 says...

lewcee, he's not that great with the seagulls, my gyr/saker hybrids do that better.
I am just happy to have him back home, he's sat in his weathering wondering what all the fuss is about.
big thanks to jon hall from Wessex bird of prey rescue....... and I am NOT calling him borris... his name is and always has been storm.
lewcee, he's not that great with the seagulls, my gyr/saker hybrids do that better. I am just happy to have him back home, he's sat in his weathering wondering what all the fuss is about. big thanks to jon hall from Wessex bird of prey rescue....... and I am NOT calling him borris... his name is and always has been storm. foggy1965
  • Score: 41

7:33pm Sun 8 Jun 14

GeorgeW64 says...

foggy1965 wrote:
lewcee, he's not that great with the seagulls, my gyr/saker hybrids do that better.
I am just happy to have him back home, he's sat in his weathering wondering what all the fuss is about.
big thanks to jon hall from Wessex bird of prey rescue....... and I am NOT calling him borris... his name is and always has been storm.
What does that mean in English ?
[quote][p][bold]foggy1965[/bold] wrote: lewcee, he's not that great with the seagulls, my gyr/saker hybrids do that better. I am just happy to have him back home, he's sat in his weathering wondering what all the fuss is about. big thanks to jon hall from Wessex bird of prey rescue....... and I am NOT calling him borris... his name is and always has been storm.[/p][/quote]What does that mean in English ? GeorgeW64
  • Score: -30

9:44pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I too was watching the French Open Final this afternoon.

As I lay naked on the leather settee with the patio doors wide open what the heck should come through them ?
Only Stan the milkman wanting payment for my last 42 pints of skimmed.

I obviously haven't got my wallet on me Stan, I pleaded.

He agreed to return Wednesday 10am for full payment.
I too was watching the French Open Final this afternoon. As I lay naked on the leather settee with the patio doors wide open what the heck should come through them ? Only Stan the milkman wanting payment for my last 42 pints of skimmed. I obviously haven't got my wallet on me Stan, I pleaded. He agreed to return Wednesday 10am for full payment. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -16

9:58pm Sun 8 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

Speak up Brown wrote:
Why hasn't it got it wings folded?

Poor show Daily Echo
My fave comment this week. V Funny.
[quote][p][bold]Speak up Brown[/bold] wrote: Why hasn't it got it wings folded? Poor show Daily Echo[/p][/quote]My fave comment this week. V Funny. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 17

9:58pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Hobad1 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I too was watching the French Open Final this afternoon.

As I lay naked on the leather settee with the patio doors wide open what the heck should come through them ?
Only Stan the milkman wanting payment for my last 42 pints of skimmed.

I obviously haven't got my wallet on me Stan, I pleaded.

He agreed to return Wednesday 10am for full payment.
And the point of your comment is ?? (obviously not to raise a laugh as its not funny).
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I too was watching the French Open Final this afternoon. As I lay naked on the leather settee with the patio doors wide open what the heck should come through them ? Only Stan the milkman wanting payment for my last 42 pints of skimmed. I obviously haven't got my wallet on me Stan, I pleaded. He agreed to return Wednesday 10am for full payment.[/p][/quote]And the point of your comment is ?? (obviously not to raise a laugh as its not funny). Hobad1
  • Score: 17

10:23pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Understated says...

looks like he wasnt impressed to hear them using hawkeye in the tennis match.
looks like he wasnt impressed to hear them using hawkeye in the tennis match. Understated
  • Score: 7

11:30pm Sun 8 Jun 14

DansAFCB says...

Hobad1 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I too was watching the French Open Final this afternoon.

As I lay naked on the leather settee with the patio doors wide open what the heck should come through them ?
Only Stan the milkman wanting payment for my last 42 pints of skimmed.

I obviously haven't got my wallet on me Stan, I pleaded.

He agreed to return Wednesday 10am for full payment.
And the point of your comment is ?? (obviously not to raise a laugh as its not funny).
It made me chuckle!
[quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I too was watching the French Open Final this afternoon. As I lay naked on the leather settee with the patio doors wide open what the heck should come through them ? Only Stan the milkman wanting payment for my last 42 pints of skimmed. I obviously haven't got my wallet on me Stan, I pleaded. He agreed to return Wednesday 10am for full payment.[/p][/quote]And the point of your comment is ?? (obviously not to raise a laugh as its not funny).[/p][/quote]It made me chuckle! DansAFCB
  • Score: -4

1:47am Mon 9 Jun 14

MrPitiful says...

Boris, Storm or whatever his name is has obviously turned his beak up at the dodgy looking vase.
Boris, Storm or whatever his name is has obviously turned his beak up at the dodgy looking vase. MrPitiful
  • Score: -11

7:19am Mon 9 Jun 14

BIGTONE says...

From beak on hill?
From beak on hill? BIGTONE
  • Score: 7

7:42am Mon 9 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I too was watching the French Open Final this afternoon.

As I lay naked on the leather settee with the patio doors wide open what the heck should come through them ?
Only Stan the milkman wanting payment for my last 42 pints of skimmed.

I obviously haven't got my wallet on me Stan, I pleaded.

He agreed to return Wednesday 10am for full payment.
You should have a go at humour your true stories are tedious no wonder they call you thrush
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I too was watching the French Open Final this afternoon. As I lay naked on the leather settee with the patio doors wide open what the heck should come through them ? Only Stan the milkman wanting payment for my last 42 pints of skimmed. I obviously haven't got my wallet on me Stan, I pleaded. He agreed to return Wednesday 10am for full payment.[/p][/quote]You should have a go at humour your true stories are tedious no wonder they call you thrush kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -1

8:29am Mon 9 Jun 14

Ginny nz says...

Naughty Boris !!
Naughty Boris !! Ginny nz
  • Score: 3

10:39am Mon 9 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

What, no dramatic title and misleading about a dangerous wild animal?
What, no dramatic title and misleading about a dangerous wild animal? speedy231278
  • Score: 3

12:23pm Mon 9 Jun 14

foggy1965 says...

speedy231278 wrote:
What, no dramatic title and misleading about a dangerous wild animal?
that's why me and storm, have been "ducking" tv and news crews all morning.
in the wild they act very much like a common buzzard, will eat carrion bugs worms and the likes.
I had visions of headlines like, lock up your dogs and cats killer eagle on the lose.
so far it has been ok reporting, but I think the biggest message, is publicity for wessex bird of prey rescue, they are privately funded, and all the money they raise gets spent on vet bills ect for rehab of wild birds of prey
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: What, no dramatic title and misleading about a dangerous wild animal?[/p][/quote]that's why me and storm, have been "ducking" tv and news crews all morning. in the wild they act very much like a common buzzard, will eat carrion bugs worms and the likes. I had visions of headlines like, lock up your dogs and cats killer eagle on the lose. so far it has been ok reporting, but I think the biggest message, is publicity for wessex bird of prey rescue, they are privately funded, and all the money they raise gets spent on vet bills ect for rehab of wild birds of prey foggy1965
  • Score: 16

8:02pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I too was watching the French Open Final this afternoon.

As I lay naked on the leather settee with the patio doors wide open what the heck should come through them ?
Only Stan the milkman wanting payment for my last 42 pints of skimmed.

I obviously haven't got my wallet on me Stan, I pleaded.

He agreed to return Wednesday 10am for full payment.
You should have a go at humour your true stories are tedious no wonder they call you thrush
Sorry moledung, you are not making sense as usual.
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I too was watching the French Open Final this afternoon. As I lay naked on the leather settee with the patio doors wide open what the heck should come through them ? Only Stan the milkman wanting payment for my last 42 pints of skimmed. I obviously haven't got my wallet on me Stan, I pleaded. He agreed to return Wednesday 10am for full payment.[/p][/quote]You should have a go at humour your true stories are tedious no wonder they call you thrush[/p][/quote]Sorry moledung, you are not making sense as usual. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

8:12pm Mon 9 Jun 14

nickynoodah says...

thrush kiddie fiddler....mmmmmm
surely these are Woodley sayings you know it is.
thrush kiddie fiddler....mmmmmm surely these are Woodley sayings you know it is. nickynoodah
  • Score: -5

8:18pm Mon 9 Jun 14

nickynoodah says...

picture above
the old knotty pine is dated
how embarrassing you know
it is
picture above the old knotty pine is dated how embarrassing you know it is nickynoodah
  • Score: -8

9:04pm Mon 9 Jun 14

nickynoodah says...

Should I stay here
or go to Rio
its up to you vote now
be nice.
you know it is
Should I stay here or go to Rio its up to you vote now be nice. you know it is nickynoodah
  • Score: -7

6:53am Wed 11 Jun 14

podgie says...

Are you sure they were not watching the golf when they saw the Eagle?
Are you sure they were not watching the golf when they saw the Eagle? podgie
  • Score: -1

9:17am Wed 11 Jun 14

Carolyn43 says...

nickynoodah wrote:
picture above
the old knotty pine is dated
how embarrassing you know
it is
At least it's solid wood and not sawdust glued together covered in paper veneer.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: picture above the old knotty pine is dated how embarrassing you know it is[/p][/quote]At least it's solid wood and not sawdust glued together covered in paper veneer. Carolyn43
  • Score: 2

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