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    Sea eagles are flown to Scotland.

    I hope they manage to avoid the wind turbines and the shooting estates.


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    We saw one of these in Skye a few weeks ago. Bloody huge, magnificant birds. Due to it's wingspan it just seemed to hover a few feet off the ground over the hill side!

    Very, very sad that a minority of game keepers / idiots feel it OK to kill these and other birds off prey!

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    Invariably the sort of coward who'd run a mile were the eagles able to shoot back. Removal of trigger fingers from the guilty parties would be good.

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    It really saddens me that people think it is ok to kill these majestic birds.

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    Great news, see them every year when we go Mull for our annual week away in winter and we absolutely love them, they are amazing birds.

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    Some have popped into Midlothian briefly now but I haven't seen any. And some others have been scrapping with young golden eagles in the Loch Tay area. How I would have loved to see that!

    There's a map of sightings by the way, if anybody's interested.

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    Mad Jim wrote: "I hope they manage to avoid the wind turbines and the shooting estates."

    Maybe they are being transported to Scotland to avoid them beingkilled by wind turbines in Norway... See alsothis.

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    We've got Ospreys in Somerset at the moment (en route to Scotland). No Sea Eagles though. Shame.

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    Yes, I'd read that, Walter ‚?? that's why I mentioned it. It occurred to me that it might be a problem here as well now that we're popping up turbines all over the shop. I hope not too much of a problem though.


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    Indeed. From the (Norwegian) pan into the (Scottish) fire, or something like that. There ain't going to be many areas where they wouldn't be within striking (ouch) distance of the bleeding turbines up here. Good luck to them!

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    More flying doors from Norway this week.



    Link.

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    Tsk! More immigrants coming over to this country, taking our jobs, scabbing off the state...

    Oh hang on, I turned into a Daily Mail reader for a second there... Seriously though, they're a damn fine sight. I saw a few on Mull a couple of years ago and was mesmerised. I was also shown a couple of their 'pellets' by the RSPB warden: they were huge, about the size of a pair of socks bundled together! One even had a fulmar's beak in it!!

    I'm off back to Mull in 3 weeks and looking forward to seeing them again.

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    As they say, pics or it didn't happen!

    Seriously, it'd be good to see some of the photos if you took any.

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    My photos of the actual eagles were a bit pap, as I didn't have the lens power. But here's a shot of the pellets in the hands of the RSPB warden (I've just linked to the copy I have on Alamy, cos it's simpler than uploading it to OM):

    The warden was a big guy with big hands, so the pellets are bigger than they probably look in the pic.

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    Aye, I suppose they must be tricky buggers to photograph.

    Cheers, Michael.

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    OK, here's a couple of one of the juvenile Sea Eagles on Mull in 2007. The quality is awful. They were about 1/2 a mile away, so these were taken with my compact digital camera, holding it up to the viewfinder of my father's spotting scope. Not an ideal set-up, but at least it shows the bird. The two parents were flying about above it, but it was impossible to photograph them as they were obviously moving.




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    Good effort, that man!

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