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    Famous Missing Eagle Found in Scotland

    NewsBirds of Prey NewsMonday 30 May 2011
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    After 7 years, a missing white-tailed eagle with a past career in television has been found near the west coast of Scotland. As part of a pair of the majestic birds of prey, known as Itchy and Scratchy, the eagle found national TV fame. Named by pupils from Dervaig Primary School on the Isle of Mull, the pair of chicks and their parents were watched every night for a week as live images of their nest at Loch Frisa on Mull were beamed into homes across the UK.

    Since fledging from their nest in summer 2005 the pair have rarely been sighted; however, finally the RSPB has revealed that Itchy has been found mating with an untagged female eagle. Apparently Itchy and his mate have already raised one eagle chick and will certainly be breeding more, helping contribute to the Scottish population of white-tailed eagles, a majestic bird of prey that wait till maturity to breed and usually take around 5 years to reach that stage.

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