It has been since the reign of King George the Third, in 1780, that a white tailed eagle was spotted over the skies of England. But that changed last August when six baby chicks were brought to the isle of Wight in Southern England as part of a five-year program to restore this lost species, led by Forestry England and the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation.

The young chicks came from a similar and successful program of reestablishing white tailed eagles, also known as sea eagles in Scotland. The hope is that the birds will spread across the coasts to Ireland and the Netherlands and continue multiply and thrive.

 

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