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Old 22-05-2011, 01:48 PM
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Terribel photos due to distance/lighting conditions, but here we go!

Golden Eagle (20mins from my house!)





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Nice Sam! How far above the ground was the eagle? Can't quite make out a sense of scale from the pictures
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Approximately 10-20m i'd guess, not high at all. Approx 50m or so away from me too! Such a lucky spot that one. Was out at a known merlin site so you can imagine my surprise at the contrast!
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lucky sod! I'd love to see a Golden Eagle in the wild...good pics
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Thanks! they are awesome, but i think the sea eagles still win the prize of most awesome bird of prey to see... Saw a few over on Skye and they were HUGE!
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What a beautiful sight, its always amazing to see a golden eagle, unfortunately Ive not seen any in ages. Sea eagles look amazing though, its hard to imagine the sheer size of a bird with an 8' wingspan. Going across to the Isle of Mull later on this year so fingers crossed I manage to see a couple.
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Approximately 10-20m i'd guess, not high at all. Approx 50m or so away from me too! Such a lucky spot that one. Was out at a known merlin site so you can imagine my surprise at the contrast!
Mad! Must have been amazing to see

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WSea eagles look amazing though, its hard to imagine the sheer size of a bird with an 8' wingspan.
I'd absolutely love to see some white-tailed's, they must look awesome in the flesh!
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Great pics Sam,haven't seen a Black Grouse for years.They used to be quite regular here about 20 years ago.
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Thanks guys. Yeah, Black grouse are brilliant... i know of a couple of leks viewable by the road now, very useful.
As for sea eagles, they are IMMENSE. "Flying barn doors" is a really fitting name for them! And amaterasu, you may not have to go as far as that to see them, jst keep your eyes on the skies ;)
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Any chance of giving up that location? :) I'm north east of Scotland too :)
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