A new book about one of Europe’s most spectacular birds of prey will be published very soon. It is called “A Sage of Sea Eagles” and is written by John A. Love and published by Whittles Publishing.
The book covers the following topics:
- A personal account from the author’s own experiences, enriched with his photographs and illustrations
- Summary of eagles, their classification and folklore focussing on the Sea Eagle group
- Provides a background to the reintroduction of the White-tailed Sea Eagle to Scotland and the UK
- Current status of Sea Eagles in the UK and the economic benefits
More information about the book can be found here:
A Saga of Sea Eagles
Update: Review of the book (December 28th 2013).
This is a wonderful book. Very readable and full of information about the biology and conservation of the White-tailed Eagle in the UK (and beyond).
The book has detailed chapters on the biology of the White-tailed Eagle. I really liked the overview of the Sea Eagles of the world and also the very interesting chapter on the prey of the White-tailed Eagle.
Persecution and extirpation of the species is also covered.
A large part of the book covers the reintroduction of the White-tailed Eagle in Scotland and the more recent projects in Ireland and East Scotland are also covered (the main focus is on West Scotland).
This is probably by far the most detailed account of this reintroduction program, the people involved and all the important steps that eventually lead to an established in increasing population in West Scotland.
The text is also full of personal stories of the author.
The book is easy to read and hard to put down once you start reading.
Highly recommend for everyone interested in the biology and conservation of the White-tailed Eagle or raptors in general.