Sea Eagle chicks reintroduced to the Isle of Wight

Sea Eagles have been brought back to the Isle of Wight, 239 years after they were last seen there, as part of a program to reintroduce the birds to England’s south coast. Last month, six chicks were brought to the island from Scotland (where they were reintroduced from Sweden in the 1970s), and 60 will now be released over five years. The birds, which vanished from the UK due to persecution by humans, can have a wing span of 2.4 metres, making them Britain’s largest bird of prey.

Sea Eagle

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