Paragliding in the Himalayas?  Watch out for big birds!  Vladimir Tsar’kov, “a Russian adrenaline junkie” learned this lesson the hard way when he tangled with a bird that The Daily Mail calls an eagle but is clearly, as those who commented on the article pointed out, a Griffon Vulture.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.