Saturday, April 26, 2014

White-tailed Eagle


A rather closer view of a White-tailed Eagle compared to the previous post of this species, this one was photographed from Mull last summer. The White-tailed Eagle finally became extinct in Britain in 1918. On a third attempt, they were successfully reintroduced using birds from Norway. Since then, the population has slowly grown, but still these birds face persecution. Eggs have been stolen, birds shot or poisoned. Only two weeks ago, a satellite tagged eagle went missing over the North Glenbuchat Estate, an area the RSPB's Head of Investigations describes as 'a black hole for eagles'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-27142843

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