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23rd August 2018
At West Ardhu Eagle Watch, we are having the odd sighting of an immature white-tailed eagle who is obviously very inquisitive about what’s going on in the nest.
One day, it went as far as to sit in the nest tree, peering down at the eaglet in the nest before Hope crashed in to chase it off. The nearby group of five kestrels also joined in!
The intruder lands in the nest tree and peers down at the eaglet on the nest
Hope to the rescue!
The intruder leaving... only to circle back again
One of the eaglets escaping the commotion
We are still running tours until the end of September so to book on one, call the VisitScotland iCentre on 01680 812556.
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RSPB Community Information and Tourism Officer
20th August 2018
Where did all that lovely weather go?
I’m, once again, living in waterproof overtrousers and boots which have been damp for days. However I can’t help but pity the eagles more than myself as they sit sheltering under branches, holding their wings out to dry.
Hope drying off her wings
Star drying out
An eagle on the drive home! Possibly Hope from West Ardhu
Despite the dismal weather, our eagles have still been going about their daily business to the delight of cheerful but sodden visitors. We’ve seen Hope and Star bringing food back to nest and the eaglets flying around and even perching closer to us to investigate!
Hope bringing food back to the nest in talons and beak!
Star bringing home some food
One of the eaglets stretching its wings
So, even on the dismal days, we are still seeing good action (although tours may be cancelled if the visibility is too bad due to the rain/cloud). We are still running tours until the end of September so to book on one, call the VisitScotland iCentre on 01680 812556.