From Norway to Scotland, sea eagles have landed
Friday 15 August 2008
Fifteen sea eagles have been released from a secret location in Scotland. The birds of prey, which have a wingspan of 8ft, were introduced to the wild in Fife as part of a project that aims to re-establish the white-tailed sea eagle in eastern Scotland.
The eagles – known as "flying barn doors" because of their huge wings – were collected as chicks from nests in Norway and reared in specially constructed aviaries in Fife. They have been reared under the East Scotland Sea Eagles programme, a five-year partnership between RSPB Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and Forestry Commission Scotland.
This is the second year that chicks have been collected from Norway and released into the wild in Scotland. Fifteen were released last year and travelled throughout the east of the country.
Claire Smith, of RSPB Scotland said: "From the time these chicks were brought over to Scotland in June, I've watched them grow up and now they're raring to go. I'm really excited to see where they go, and if they'll meet up with last year's birds."
Thousands of people killed by extreme weather in 2015 as El Nino arrives to bring more chaos
The most stunning images of spider webs
Polar bears will die out if global warming is not reversed, US report finds
A spotter's guide to a wild orchid summer
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 2 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 3 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 4 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 5 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
£17000 - £21000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...
£17000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...
£17000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: If you are fluent in Japanese a...
£16000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...