Great year for white-tailed eagles

With more than 200 individual sea or white-tailed eagles in Scotland, experts believe there are now more white-tailed eagles in Scotland than at any time in the past 150 years. The country’s breeding population of sea eagles has attained two key records this year – with the highest number of breeding pairs and more young successfully fledged that at any time in the reintroduction programme’s history.

Figures from the 2009 survey show there are now 46 territorial breeding pairs, an increase of two pairs since 2008 – with one new pair setting up a territory on Lewis and one in Lochaber. It has also been the most successful year in terms of chicks produced, with 24 successful broods fledging a total of 36 chicks.


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