Helping track sea eagles on Mull

Camped overnight on the shores of the Sound of Mull and this morning caught the first ferry across to the island. Met by Dave Sexton (RSPB Mull Officer) who took me off for a good breakfast before our day’s fieldwork. David had asked me to help the Mull Sea Eagle Project by fitting their satellite transmitters to 2 young sea eagles. Justin Grant was doing the climbing to the nest and lowering the big chicks to the ground. We tagged one young sea eagle in the morning on private land, and a second young in the afternoon in a Forestry Commission wood. Great to be back on the island of Mull and to hear how well the sea eagles are doing this summer. I remember long ago visiting the first nesting attempts in the early 1980s when I was the RSPB North Scotland Officer.

Adult female above nest wood 26th June

One of the young sea eagles in its eyrie