Rescue operation saves sea eagle on Aberdeenshire coast
A sea eagle has been rescued on the Aberdeenshire coast.
RSPB Scotland was called to a remote cove, inaccessible by land, near Pennan following reports of an injured bird needing help.
The team managed to rescue the tired, wet but "feisty" sea eagle and it is now recovering from its ordeal and being treated by vets.
The bird has been identified as a young male released in Ireland as part of a reintroduction project in 2010.
The distressed eagle was first spotted by a sea kayaker and the alarm was raised.
RSPB Scotland moved in to help, with help from Banff-based business North 58˚ Sea Adventures.
Rhian Evans, RSPB Scotland's east Scotland sea eagle officer who helped rescue the bird, said: "It wasn't until we approached the beach that we saw that the eagle was alive, but was clearly tired and wet."
"Eventually I had to flush it off the cliffs by swimming towards it. Fortunately we managed to bring it safely back to the mainland."
Source: BBC News