In Hainburg in the Donau-Auen National Park in Upper Austria a pair of eagle chicks were born. That was in May this year. When the juveniles had mastered the arts of survival, of flying and hunting, they headed off and into their unknown futures.
One eagle made for the mountains of Slovakia and was happy to stay there. The other, being curious about the world, being ambitious, more adventurous, bolder perhaps, flew to Hungary, then to Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece and to the southernmost point of that land and then across the Mediterranean Sea towards the coast of Libya, the signal from its transmitter growing ever fainter . . .