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?white-tailed eagle, Outer Hebrides (1 Viewer)

marnixR

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the attached pictures are heavily cropped images of what i'm sure is an eagle, observed close to the border of the Isles of Lewis and Harris - i suspect that on balance it's more likely to be a white-tailed eagle, based on what appears to me to be a wedge-shaped tail

pictures taken a few weeks ago
 

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rollingthunder

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England
Well done:t:

Look at the shape and proportions on these shots vs the Goldie you posted and you shouldn’t have a problem in future:t:

Laurie -
 

marnixR

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seeing that both sightings were firsts for me it's always hard to be sure that what the descriptions say are really what you've seen

still, your comments will help for future sightings !
 

rollingthunder

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England
You have done well mate with both species as ‘firsts’ - i first saw WTE on Rhum in 1977 as Norwegian eaglets when i helped on the reintroduction scheme - who would have thought that you would possibly be ticking some of their descendants some 40+ years on :eek!:

Good Birding -

Laurie:t:
 
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