Sea Eagles Return
As part of a plan to reintroduce the birds of prey across Scotland, a brand new flock of 16 young sea eagles have been set up in secret aviaries around the country. The eagles came as a gift from Norway and were flown into Edinburgh Airport on Friday the 24th. The group is being reared in Fife until it is strong enough to be able to fledge.
The East Scotland Sea Eagle reintroduction scheme is run by RSPB Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and Forestry Commission Scotland. It is now in its fifth year and has the long-term plan of restoring the eagle – the UK’s largest bird of prey – across the whole of its former range. RSPB Scotland said there were now a record-breaking 52 breeding pairs of the species in Scotland, and although the majority of the population remains on the west, the species is regularly spotted in eastern and central areas.