“In a remarkable twist of fate, these majestic birds, once widely distributed across Europe, are finally making a comeback in Belgium after a 500-year absence.

A pair of white-tailed eagles affectionately named Paul and Betty recently hatched a chick at the De Blankaart nature reserve in West Flanders, according to the Good News Network. The expecting parents are also keeping watch over a second egg, with hopes of welcoming another eaglet soon.

While white-tailed eagles have been reintroduced in other parts of Europe like Great Britain and Ireland, this is Belgium’s first recorded nesting in five centuries.”

From The Cool Down.