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Old 05 December 2018, 13:08   #1
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Sea Eagles for The Solent

possible reintroduction......
https://www.birdguides.com/news/plan...J6He~gqpRqXqVn

Conservationists are exploring the feasibility of a White-tailed Eagle reintroduction project in the Solent. The Forestry Commission and Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation, along with other partners, have identified the Isle of Wight as a potential release area due to its position amid rich foraging areas in the Solent, and with a strategic location on the south coast. White-tailed Eagle hasn't bred on the Isle of Wight – or anywhere in England – for almost 150 years, but the species has benefited from successful reintroduction schemes in Scotland and Ireland.

"We believe that the Isle of Wight is highly suitable for White-tailed Eagles. It is the last known breeding site of the species in southern England, the Solent and surrounding estuaries will provide a rich food supply, there are numerous potential nesting sites in woods and cliffs and also good loafing areas for young birds.

"Evidence from The Netherlands, where there is a small but growing population of White-tailed Eagles, indicates that the birds will do very well in this landscape.
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Old 06 December 2018, 03:15   #2
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That would be very cool indeed, hope they do introduce them.

I was once fishing from a rock on the outskirts of Sitka in Alaska, caught a nice salmon, removed the hook and put it down next to me while I sorted out my line, felt a whoosh of air go past my face, looked round and saw a large Bald Eagle making off with the fish I had just caught. It must have been watching me fish and took advantage, a memorable experience.
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Would be great to see this happen!
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