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.

Friday, 4 April 2014

England's only resident golden eagle seeks new partner

England's only resident golden eagle is looking for a new mate - 10 years after his last one disappeared.

The bird has occupied a site at Riggindale Valley, near Haweswater in the Lake District, since 2001.

The bird has been seen "sky dancing" - a series of dives and rises aimed at attracting a mate.

Dave Shackleton, an RSPB warden, said the eagle's best hope of finding a new partner would be a female "drifting down from southern Scotland".

Mr Shackleton added: "He will perch high up in a prominent area in the valley and launch himself and do a series of stoops and rises - a bit like a giant bat.

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