Phil Pearce

Wildlife Photography

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Scotland

White Tailed Sea Eagle

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White Tailed Sea Eagle

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“Haliaeetus Albicilla”

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This is Victor.

He patrols the water between Glenelg and Kylerhea 

when the tide brings in  fish.

He has an 8 foot wingspan and is just magnificent! 

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The White Tailed Sea Eagle was persecuted to extinction in the uk  as the last one was shot on the Shetland Isles in 1916 but was successfully reintroduced back into Scotland.

It is our largest bird of prey and can be seen 

in Scotland and on Mull and Skye.

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Also known as the Sea Eagle it is the 

4th largest eagle in the world.

 It is between 66 to 94cm in length 

It has a wingspan of 1.78 to 2.45m (8’)

It weighs in at an incredible 3.1 to 6.9kg! (15lb)

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They eat mostly fish that they catch themselves

 or steal from another bird.

In Scotland they will regularly follow boats 

and will be fed fish thrown in to the sea so the paying photographers get their shots. 

I have done this and would not do it again as I prefer to photograph this magnificent bird catching its own food.

However, I am happy to share my photo with you!

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phil@philpearce.co.uk