From Wildlife Extra:
Farne Island first
August 2010. The warden team on the Farne Islands have recorded their first ever White-tailed Eagle on the Farne Islands. This is only the third time in four years that one of the Eagles has made it into northern England.
The bird took up residence on 27th August and was identified as one of the young eagles that were released in Fife in mid August. This bird is resident on Staple Island and has been, as you can imagine, causing quite a stir amongst the resident sea birds.
The last interesting visitor to the Farne Islands, owned and managed by the National Trust, was an otter in the autumn of 2008.
Of course, the birds who come to the Farne Islands to breed every year, including puffins and roseate terns, are also really interesting.
October 2010: An Arctic tern discovered off the coast of Northumberland is believed to be more than 30 years old, making it the oldest known in the UK: here.
November 2010. 2010 has proved a record-breaking year for the UK’s largest bird of the prey, the white-tailed sea eagle. Not only has the Scottish population passed the 50 breeding pairs milestone, the species has also produced more young per pair than in any other year since their reintroduction 35 years ago: here.
This is a video about two sea eagles eating an Egyptian goose in the Biesbosch, the Netherlands.
Farne Islands bird photos: here.
BBC News – Farne Islands seal pups’ ‘remarkable’ journey: here.
Scarlet rosefinch on the Isle of May: here.