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, 16 July 2015

Rare set of golden eagle triplets born in the east Highlands

15 July 2015 17:44 BST

A rare set of golden eagle triplets has been born in Scotland, a wildlife charity has revealed.

The female chicks hatched nine weeks ago and are being raised by their parents in the east Highlands.

The RSPB is keeping their exact location secret to protect the birds and has fitted them with satellite tags.

There are around 450 pairs of golden eagles in Scotland but fewer than 300 breed each year and it is very unusual for them to lay more than two eggs.

The chicks are likely to leave their nest soon but will probably stay in the area they were born until next spring.

Scotland is home to a number of species of eagle, including the white-tailed eagle which was reintroduced to the Inner Hebrides in 1975 nearly 60 years after it was hunted to extinction in the UK.

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