Thursday, 4 November 2010
Sea Eagles breed on Islay for first time
The feat was not achieved without a little bit of assistance however. The nest built by the birds was, according to an RSPB source, 'a bit of a shambles', and one of the young eaglets fell out of it at one point. He/she was however picked up and returned from whence they came and all was well.
Sea eagles have done well in Scotland since their re-introduction on the Isle of Rum some 34 years ago. 52 pairs were recorded in 2010 raising 46 young.
Nineteen birds were released in Fife this year as part of a scheme to re-introduce them to the east coast.
Sea eagles released in Fife
Photographs of Islay Sea eagles - Ron Steenvorden