Two of Britain's largest birds of prey seen soaring 'over people's back gardens'; they were last seen in England in 1780 before humans killed them off
Britain's largest bird of prey has been spotted over Saltburn and Whitby - for the first time in 240 years.
Two white-tailed eagles have been seen soaring "over people's back gardens" and across the North York Moors.
The stunning birds, with wing spans of up to two-and-a-half-metres, were last recorded in England in 1780, on the Isle of Wight - but were killed off illegally by humans.
A five-year programme by the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation and Forestry England to restore the lost species is under way.
It's hoped the birds will start to breed in the south of England.
But it's North Yorkshire the young eagles seem to prefer - for now.
"At this stage, young white-tailed eagles are quite nomadic, exploring and learning the landscape," says Dr Tim Mackrill, from the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation.
"The GPS transmitters are a brilliant way of tracking them, sometimes as often as every minute.