Tuesday, 24 May 2011

White-tailed Eagle Update

We have recently been informed of the history of the White-tailed Eagle that visited North Ronaldsay on the 24th and 25th of April. Known affectionately as C945, it was ringed last year as a five week old eaglet in its nest at Lochalsh near the isle of Skye, and biometrics suggested that it is a female. She was the first known White-tailed Eagle to fledge from this site since the eagle project began there. This information, and the image below of C945 in the nest, were kindly provided by Stephen Bentall of the RSPB. More information on White-tailed Eagles in Scotland can be found on the RSPB website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/.

White-tailed Eagle C945 (c) Stephen Bentall

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