Satellite-tagged White-tailed Eagle tracked from Highland nest to Mull


A satellite-tagged White-tailed Eagle has been tracked moving from its birthplace in the Cairngorms to the Isle of Mull.

The young White-tailed Eagle (not pictured) has roamed from the Cairngorms to Mull (Robbie Brookes).

The female bird, one of two to fitted with a tag at a nest at RSPB Scotland's Loch Garten nature reserve in 2022, was documented on BBC's Springwatch earlier in the year. In December tracking data revealed the eagle had flown to the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides.

The young eagle is a direct descendent of a female named Frisa, hatched and tagged in 1992 and one of the first birds to hatch in Scotland after the reintroduction, and a male born on – and named after – the Isle of Skye during the second phase of the recolonisation project.

Ornithologists at the RSPB believe the young female will range widely this winter. Springwatch presenter Iolo Williams said: "It was such a privilege to watch the two sea eagle chicks in the Cairngorms last spring and to know they both successfully flew the nest was just fantastic."