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The Sea Eagle Community Project By: Cecily and Robert. Image:rspbimages.org.com. Facts about sea eagles. Wingspan: 240 cm (2 m 40cm) Length: 100 cm (1M) Weight: 4-7 kg-female 3-5 kg-male Their beak is 7cm long.

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facts about sea eagles
Facts about sea eagles
  • Wingspan: 240 cm (2 m 40cm)
  • Length: 100 cm (1M)
  • Weight: 4-7 kg-female 3-5 kg-male
  • Their beak is 7cm long.
  • They are brown and darker brown on the wing tips. They have a white-tail which is 47 cm.
  • They eat sea birds and fish.
sea eagles in the past
Sea eagles in the past
  • Sea eagles lived in the Highlands and the Islands in the 19th century.
  • Sea eagles used to live in the UK and Northern Europe, excluding Norway, because they have always lived there.

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myths and legends
Myths and Legends
  • It was believed that the sea eagle was a child-snatcher.
  • It was also believed King Alfred the Great found a male baby in an eagle’s nest, he was dressed in purple with gold bracelets marking him of Saxon nobility.
  • It was said that King James 1st of Scotland, flew a sea eagle when hunting.
why are they special
Why are they special?
  • They are special because they are one of Scotland's most beautiful birds.
  • They are the 4th largest bird of prey in the world and the largest in the UK.
  • They play a vital role in maintaining a healthy eco system and food chain.
re introduction
Re-introduction
  • They became extinct in the early 1900’s.
  • They started to re-introduce them in the 1960’s on Fair Isle, but failed.
  • They found success in breeding in Rhum and Wester Ross.
  • The project to bring them back to east Scotland started in 2007.

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how do they get here
How do they get here?
  • Some RSPB workers go to Norway and they take one chick from a nest, which has two chicks in it.
  • When they are old enough, they are put into a nest especially made for them, and then onto a plane to come to the east of Scotland.
  • Then they are taken to a secret location and are cared for until they are strong enough to be released into the wild.
what they have done 2010
What they have done 2010
  • In Fife they have a secret location, where they rear sea eagles. They then release them out into the countryside of east of Scotland.
  • They have just released 19 sea eagles in in Fife on the 20th August 2010.
in the future
In the future
  • In the future the RSPB hope to release 80 to 100 sea eagles.
  • They also want to bring 15 to 20 sea eagles to the secret location near Loch Leven.

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