Poor spring blamed for affecting sea eagles
Thursday, December 15 2011 @ 06:51 PM EST
Contributed by: karenbills
12 December 2011
Three fewer white-tailed sea eagle chicks fledged in 2011 than the year before, according to the latest breeding figures from RSPB Scotland.
Bad weather in May was thought to have been a factor behind the dip, from 46 to 43, with some nest sites damaged by the stormy conditions.
However, 2011 did see an increase in numbers of territorial pairs with 57 compared to 52 last year.
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