What makes eagles such incredible hunters? We find out with the help of Tilly the golden eagle and a specially-made robot hare. Eagles are the most powerful birds in the sky. They are capable of tackling enormous prey, spotting food at vast distances and soaring for miles on the wing. But how do they achieve this? To find out, this film follows the dramatic story of a family of bald eagles, and bird specialist Lloyd Buck puts his trained golden eagle to the test in a series of remarkable experiments.
so how do evils target and safely catch to rest real prey to find out Lloyd has come to Scotland to put his golden eagle Tilley to the test but first he needs something for her to hunt this is Robo here designed and created by tech wizard Chris Watts with a fake fur coat and high speed motors it can blend into the undergrowth or flash across the open it's also fitted with an onboard 360 camera to capture all of the action okay she's gonna rest get ready okay in a matter of seconds Tilly locks onto her target she's guilty she's done it thank you very much Jenny good girl to challenge Tilly's hunting ability they repeat the test in different conditions go from strong winds and overcast skies to bright sunlight but the outcome is the same to reveal the secret to her success we need to go through the footage frame by frame first Tilly keeps a constant lock on Robo hairs position next she uses her wings to adjust her trajectory as the wind changes or the target moves she keeps her legs tucked in to stay aerodynamic then just a quarter of a second before impact she swings her feet forwards so both eyes can see Robo hair and her talent she makes perfect contact what a gal good but there's a good eagle [Music]