"Temperatures are rising, the snow melts and water slowly cuts its way down into the valley. What was hidden all winter, is now revealed by the soft rain. The clouds open up revealing already thawed rock faces. The golden eagle floats in through the retreating veil looking for winter's leftovers.
Numerous avalanches in the mountains have taken their toll, offering the golden eagles a generous supply of food after the snow has gone. They are often around once the weather starts to clear. But weather conditions in the alps are unpredictable.
Two days later there was going to be 2 metres of new snow in this region within 48 hours, heavily restricting the golden eagles' food supply for the following days and weeks once more.