Air traffic on alert over high-flying vulture – Scotsman.com News.

WARNINGS were issued to aircraft over Scotland yesterday after a bird of prey centre lost a vulture which is capable of soaring at heights of more than 30,000 feet.

PostScript – It seems a story like this can’t pass without somone trying to make more of it than is really necessary – “Giant vulture menaces Scottish skies”  shouts The Register.

It’s tame, it’s lost, but oh no, anything we don’t understand is a threat.