Monthly Archives: August 2018

An Unwelcome Visitor at the Nest

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!

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Intruder looking at eaglet in nest

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Hope to the rescue!

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The intruder leaves… before circling back!

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One of the eaglets escapes the commotion

We are still running tours until the end of September so call the VisitScotland Craignure iCentre on 01680 812556 to book.

Thanks for reading,

Meryl

RSPB Community Information and Tourism Officer

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Soggy eagles (and visitors) at Wet Ardhu!

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.

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Hope drying out her wings

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Star drying off

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An eagle on the drive home! Possiby Hope

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!

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Star bringing food to the nest

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Hope carrying food in talons and beak!

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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.

Thanks for reading,

Meryl

RSPB Community Information and Tourism Officer