Driving up towards Glencoe yesterday we spotted the UK’s largest bird of prey, a Juvenile Sea Eagle out in the Forth of Lorn. I watched it travel down the coast and across to some of the local islands and followed this “flying barn door” as it glided back towards me from maybe over a mile away. Eventually patience was rewarded as it passed high over head. The photos taken with a 200mm lens are not brilliant, but I’m pleased to have eventually captured some images. Apparently it takes about 3 years for the bird to mature and for the tail feathers to turn completely white.
…and then driving near Glencoe village itself we briefly saw another eagle. By the time I’d pulled the car into a layby it had gone to ground. Sea or possibly Golden (?) I don’t know, but there were 90mph winds on the summits yesterday and it’s possible that a Golden Eagle came down to lower levels seeking shelter. So, two eagles on what was otherwise an horrendous weekend, weather wise, in the highlands….