Golden Eagles in Lochalsh, Kintail and beyond

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16th August 2011


John Smith has been monitoring Golden Eagles in Lochalsh and the wider area for more years than he can remember and Rule Anderson from Kintail is now providing the engine and legs much needed for long-term Eagle studies. Some 27 home ranges were checked with only 15 pairs in territories. Only 8 pairs were known to be on eggs, and 5 pairs had young. Of these only three pairs fledged but luckily two managed to fledge twins. In all of John's time monitoring Eagles in the area, this is the first occasion twins have been recorded. Similar to Skye, the poor May weather is thought to have been a factor.