Eagle's flight from top of 2700 ft Burj Khalifa in Dubai
Talk about a steep dive and a perfect landing. This incredible footage captures an eagle named Darshan as he descends from the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, which stands at over 2,700 feet tall in Dubai. Once the bird spots the falconer, he executes a precision dive at over 100 mph, ultimately landing on his trainer's arm with such effortlessness it will put your greatest spot landing to shame.
That was actually run on the Nightly TV news a couple of nights ago.
Yes......very impressive by our human standards, but, for those birds, more or less routine. Eagles and hawks have what are arguably the sharpest eyes in the bird kingdom....that, of course, is how they survive and feed their young. They can spot mice and other small animals on the ground from thousands of feet up, and dive at high speeds for the attack.