Sea Eagle Conflict

February 25, 2018 at 8:17 pm


Last week on Islay was highlighted with a mid-air conflict between a Buzzard and an adult Sea Eagle. The Eagle had strayed into the breeding territory of the Buzzard and despite being only a third the size of the Eagle it fearlessly attacked and drove it off!
The forest where the above encounter took place had a heavy crop of cones and Crossbills were breeding with at least one fledged young being seen. Some photos were taken of the Crossbills eating lichen on trees and a wall – see gallery.
During our last week we also came across Red Deer eating seaweed and some time was spent baiting a pair of Buzzards with roadside casualties and photos of both birds were obtained. click here