A HUGE thanks to Karen Hartnell for yet another amazing cartoon!
Forty years since white-tailed eagles were re-introduced to Scotland these magnificent birds have reached the important milestone of 100 breeding pairs. As revealed by Iolo Williams on last night’s BBC Springwatch the 100th pair nested on Hoy and are the first white-tailed eagles to nest in Orkney for 142 years.
You can read the full story here: www.rspb.org.uk/news/400963-whitetailed-eagle-project-celebrates-significant-milestone-bbc-springwatch-reveal-100th-breeding-pair-on-hoy
And if you missed it, catch up with Springwatch here: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05xcv04 at about 18 minutes in.
On the 18th of February, our 2014 fledgling from Fife finally left his natal woodland! “14White A” has been roosting in and around his nest wood since he fledged in August last year. It’s rather unusual that it’s taken him so long, (7 months in fact!) however with such great habitat and food availability nearby all year, why bother?!
The bird carries a satellite transmitter which allows us to follow his movements very closely. He has moved north across the Tay and was seen above Panmure estate and Carrot hill before heading north to Glamis area. Keep your eyes peeled if you live in this area – it’ll be great to back up the satellite data with some nice sightings!
Here is his best mug shot taken last summer showing his wing tags and satellite transmitter;
If you get any sightings of him, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org we'd love to hear about it!