As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday 16 June 2013

Only White-tailed eagle nest in Eastern Scotland destroyed.

Nest tree cut down 
June 2013. Police are investigating allegations that the only known white-tailed eagle nest in Eastern Scotland has been destroyed. The nest, believed to be the first white-tailed eagle nest in the east of Scotland for over a century, was on the Invermark Estate, inland from Montrose, but the tree holding the nest has been cut down.

Duncan Orr-Ewing, RSPB Scotland's Head of Species and Land Management said: "Over several months our staff had been monitoring this pair of white-tailed eagles from the East of Scotland release scheme in collaboration with local landowners. We confirm that a nest had been built, but the tree was felled. When this incident came to light, we notified the police immediately, since all nests of white-tailed eagles are fully protected. If anyone can provide further information on this deplorable incident, they should contact Police Scotland as soon as possible. This is a current police investigation."

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