19 November 2018

Project Update 19.11.2018


by Rick T.

19 November 2018


First and foremost, I’m happy to report that all three Eagles are still doing extremely well! Two of the youngsters moved away from the release site almost seven weeks ago and are now sustaining themselves in their new locations!

After a series of short expeditions, Edward (C09) has moved almost 100 miles west of the release site and has found a very large, very active rabbit warren which is not only keeping him well fed, but giving him a valuable opportunity to develop his hunting skills.

Emily (121) has moved to the South and has been sighted recently by our Field Officer and local raptor workers in her new surroundings.

It’s important to remember that these are wild birds and that they are fending for themselves now so there are limited opportunities to photograph them as we have done up to this point. We aim to bring you images when we can but our priority is to minimise disturbance at this time and allow the birds to remain in a given area for as long as they wish to.

After a brief excursion to the North of the release site, Beaky (C11) has been captured on a trail camera back at one of the feeding stations, this time in the company of the first Raven to visit a food dump since provision began.

November started with a bit of excitement as a FOURTH Eagle turned up on site! A sub-adult male Golden Eagle was filmed feeding from a Roe Deer carcass at the start of the month and almost certainly had some interaction with Beaky (C11).