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, 25 March 2018

Fears raised over fate of another protected Scottish golden eagle

Over a 12-year period, 41 out of 131 tagged golden eagles have disappeared in the Highlands.

Published: 06:00 Wednesday 14 March 2018

Fears have been raised over the fate of another of Scotland’s protected golden eagles after its satellite tag ceased transmitting in a “black hole” in the Highlands. Conservationists have expressed concern for the young male bird, whose whereabouts has been unknown since communications were lost in December. They fear the two-year-old could have been illegally killed as his last recorded location was in the northern Monadhliath mountains in Inverness-shire, an area where a number of other birds have vanished over the past seven years. Data from the transmitter showed he had been living in upland region north of Tomatin since early last year.

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