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.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

'Huge milestone' for Scotland's white-tailed eagle population

The number of white-tailed eagles in Scotland has reached 100 breeding pairs, marking a "huge milestone" for the re-introduction of the species.

The birds, also known as sea eagles, were absent from the UK for nearly 60 years until the reintroduction programme began in 1975.

It is now 40 years since the first young white-tailed eagles from Norway were released on Rum and 30 years since the first wild chick fledged on Mull in 1985.

The reintroduction programme run by RSPB Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), formerly the Natural Conservancy Council, released 82 young eagles over ten years on Rum.

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