On this movie I head to the Isle of Mull in Scotland to observe white tailed eagles, also referred to as sea eagles.
Britain’s largest birds
White tailed eagles have a outstanding 8ft wingspan and are so large they had been as soon as, famously, described as ‘flying barn doorways’. At this measurement, they aren’t troublesome to identify and inside half an hour of arriving on the island I discover my first, perched excessive within the bushes. However it’s not till this gigantic chicken takes off that you just admire its measurement.
Sea eagle tour
White tailed eagles have adopted fishing boats for hundreds of years, hoping to get a bit from the catch. I be a part of Mull Charters to see if I can spot any. http://www.mullcharters.com/
Moments after we set off we had been joined by a pod of dolphins. I get an underwater digicam beneath the boat so I can comply with the motion. Dolphins are so playful, hearken to the sounds they make!
Sea eagle dive
The white tailed eagle’s looking method includes flying near the water, scanning for fish after which diving down. Watch how on the final second they flip to understand the fish with their monumental claws.
White tailed eagles catch fish close to the floor as a result of if their feathers get moist they discover it tougher to fly. They’ve massive beaks which they use to tear up prey.
Sea eagle chick
I even spot a white tailed eagle with a chick. Sea eagles are depending on their mother and father for about six weeks after they fledge.
Watching from land
You don’t must constitution a ship to see sea eagles. I managed to observe them from the shoreline. Look ahead to the second when one eagle flies over a bunch of sunbathing harbour seals – they rapidly scarper!
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