Scotland: Sea eagle scaring plan to protect farmers’ lambs

NEW “scaring techniques” could be used to stop Scotland’s largest bird of prey hunting lambs. With an 8ft wingspan, sea eagles are so large they are nicknamed “flying barn doors”.

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New study pinpoints birds of prey as hardest hit by wind farms

A new study has revealed which bird and bat species are most at risk of collision with wind turbines, with birds of prey and migratory birds coming top of the list. This research is the first to take a global view of the problem, and pinpoints some possible solutions to allow birds, bats and wind […]

Forest of Bowland entertainers White-tailed eagle & Pallid Harrier

Male Pallid Harrier still showing well after three days in this location; also White-tailed Eagle again early on before flying north at top end of Dunsop Valley towards Whitendale Fell (SD658543). Park only at Dunsop Bridge and follow public footpath north for 4km to view; do not drive along track […]

White-tailed eagles, will Britain achieve the same success as in Poland?

Despite the never ending poisoning, trapping and killing of so called ‘protected’ raptors in our country we are living in a remarkable age of progress for nature conservation. Species like the White-tailed Eagle, Osprey, Red Kite and Goshawk were birds driven to extinction throughout Britain by man’s ignorance and intolerance. It is disappointing those human […]

Fledged White-tailed eagle found dead from natural causes on Mull.

Forestry Commission Scotland

We’ve just had some very sad news in from the Forestry Commission Scotland on Mull. They are reporting the young sea eagle which fledged from the Isle of Mull nest site at Tiroran this year has been found dead – it appears the young eagle has died of natural causes and shows […]

White-tailed Sea Eagle found dead in Ross-shire

A White-tailed eagle has been found dead in Wester Ross, prompting an investigation by the police. Vets at Scotland’s Rural College’s laboratory in Inverness are currently carrying out a post-mortem examination on the raptor.

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First White-tailed Eagles fledge in Co Kerry in a century

The first two White-tailed Eagle nests in Co Kerry in over a century have successfully fledged their young this month.Between them, the two pairs—one in Killarney National Park and another on the Beara peninsula near Kenmare—fledged one youngster each. This was the third attempt by the Killarney pair while the Beara pair succeeded at their […]

Fife sea eagle chick gets set to fly the nest

White-tailed eagle together with nestling. Courtesy of Terry Pickford

A white-tailed sea eagle chick that hatched in a Forest Enterprise Scotland wood in Fife has been tagged and ringed in advance of its first flight away from the nest. This chick is the latest fledgling from the East […]

Sea eagle found in Loch Arkaig chick nearly dies after swallowing fishing hooks

The six week old male bird underwent an emergency operation after being rescued from Loch Arkaig, Lochaber by a wildlife officer. The 6-week old chick had eaten fish hooks and was entangled in the lines, which were still attached. A SEA eagle chick has been saved from a “slow and horrible” death after […]

Fife White-tailed eagles pair raise two chicks for the first time

Two white-tailed eagle chicks have successfully hatched from a nest in Fife, it was announced yesterday. It is the third year running that this pair of white-tailed eagles has nested in Forestry Commission Scotland woodland in Fife, with this year bringing the arrival of two chicks for the first time. […]