June 20th 2015

Here is a picture of two of our local Sea Eagles, all spring they have given us great fly pasts or have looked down on us from their vantage point on the hill. These two have again successfully bred with two big strong chicks, they are excellent parents and one at least is always around the nest while the other is out getting food. Soon the chicks who are practising flapping their wings in the nest will fledge and then we will see all four flying around together as the parents teach them how to feed and fend for themselves.

Sea Eagles are the largest bird of prey in Britain and have the biggest wingspan of all eagles anywhere in the world, up to 2.5 meters, they are actually more related to vultures than to Golden Eagles. In the wild they typically live for 20-30 years and typically feed on seabirds, fish and carrion.

We are very fortunate to have two breeding pairs on our wildlife route (the other pair have two chicks) and quite often see all four adults and chicks on trips. We are really looking forward to seeing all the chicks taking their first flights, come and join us and share the excitement of seeing these incredible birds around the nest or in the air.