White Tailed Sea Eagles

Britain's largest and most rare eagle, the White Tailed Sea Eagle was persecuted to extinction in Britain by 1918. After a reintroduction programme beginning in 1975 bringing chicks over from Norway and raising them on the Isle of Rum, the Sea Eagle has become well established in Scotland and particularly on the Isle of Skye.
This magnificent bird of prey has a wing span of up to 2.5 metres or over 8 feet.
The adult birds are a light brown colour with a pale creamy coloured head and breast and of course have the distinctive wedge shaped pure white tail.
Juvenile birds are much darker and do not have a fully white tail until reaching maturity at four to five years old.
These pictures were all taken from on board the MV Stardust which I skipper out of Portree.
  
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