2009 was a record year for the White-tailed Eagle (also knows as Sea Eagle) in Scotland. The species was completely extinct in the UK but has been successfully reintroduced to western Scotland. Another project to reintroduce them to eastern Scotland started releasing birds in 2007.
This year, 46 territories were occupied (2 more than 2008) and 36 chicks fledged (8 more than in 2008). This is a great success for the Sea Eagle project and for everyone involved in bringing back and protecting Europe’s largest eagle.
More information can be found on the BBC website:
Record year for sea eagle pairs