Reintroduction of White-Tailed Eagles marks 4 straight years of success in Scotland

The reintroduction of white-tailed eagles in Scotland recently made significant progress.

Two white-tailed eagle chicks successfully hatched on May 23, 2016.

It marked the fourth successive year that the pair of white-tailed eagles had nested in Forest Enterprise Scotland woodland in Fife, with last year seeing the initial arrival of two chicks.

The two parents, called Turquoise 1 and Turquoise Z after their wing tags, were released in 2009 as part of the East Scotland Sea Eagle reintroduction project, which saw 85 of the birds released along the east coast between 2007 and 2012.

Last year was a milestone for the eagles, as the pair marked the population reaching 100 pairs, a great landmark for the reintroduced species.

There was further good news as the 100th pair chose to nest in Orkney, which proved to be a significant expansion of their range.

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