For some years the alpine pastures on the summits of the Apennines have once again become the hunting ground of one of the most beautiful and majestic of all birds of prey, the golden eagle.
This bird of prey nested in the Nure and Aveto valleys until 1940. The last certified killing was in September 1941.
Fortunately these eagles began to be sighted again in 1985, and since 1990 a nest of golden eagles has been noted in the mountains of the province of Piacenza.
Unlike the eagles of the Alps, those of the Apennines have more eclectic feeding habits and their prey can include squirrels, hooded crows, chickens, hares, pheasants and foxes.