Scotland’s iconic Golden Eagle population continues to grow impressively. Breeding pair numbers now stand at 508, from 442 and up 16% from 2003. All of these pairs are in Scotland – clearly voting with their talons? The lone Lake District male Golden Eagle is thought to be dead. We should give them a new pair or two or perhaps the Lake District is too heavily populated with humans? I’ve seen the queues to climb some of the hills.
The RSPB report on 11 April 2017 does contain less good news for some other species but that’s not what my blog is for.
Back in 2016, the BBC reported ‘Golden eagle numbers close to historic levels.’
The RSPB said is 2016 that the Golden Eagle could now be defined as having a ‘favourable conservation status.’
The head of species and land management at RSPB Scotland said that Golden Eagles are an ‘awe-inspiring part of our natural heritage.’