April 30, 2018 at 10:58 am
After seemingly abandoning the territory in 2017, white-tailed eagles are once again in residence on Hoy, RSPB Scotland confirmed this week.
Up to three birds have been observed this year, including a breeding pair which appear to be nesting. If they breed successfully, it will be the first time this has happened in Orkney since 1873. The other eagle present is estimated to be around three years old.
Lee Shields, RSPB Scotland’s Warden on Hoy said: “We’re delighted to see these magnificent birds soaring over the Hoy hills once again, especially now that a pair have settled down together.