The White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) is the largest eagle in Europe, and Belgrade is one of the few large European cities that has a nest of this species almost in the center, on “the Great War Island”. One pair has been a regular nesting bird at the VRO for years, and the Birds of Prey Protection Foundation has been following it continuously since 2008.
After more than a year of preparation and overcoming numerous obstacles, from the procurement of satellite transmitters, administrative problems, state of emergency and epidemiological measures against the coronavirus epidemic, due to which it was not possible to report this complex undertaking last year, the first Belgrade White-tailed eagle cub was finally marked. included in the satellite telemetry program and named Dušan.
Thus, the activity from the Belgrade project was realized (more about the project
Dusan behaved great until 17.08.2021when we noticed that he was staying in one place for too long, next to the river Tamis. We alerted our best connoisseur of White-tailed Eagles, PhD Istvan Ham, who reacted immediately, went out on the field and, unfortunately, found a dead bird at the location we designated.