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Monday, 19 July 2010

EAGLE OWL success in Tyneside

After the sad demise of one of the Lancashire pairs of EURASIAN EAGLE OWLS, it is encouraging to report that another pair which nested on the RSPB reserve at Geltsdale, near Brampton (Cumbria) successfully reared two young, with both birds fledging. These birds were studied intensively by the society wardens and it is pleasing to note that 90% of the diet was made up of Rabbits rather than endangered birds. After the debacle of Bowland in the early summer, I would like to commend the RSPB and this reserve's staff for protecting this pair so well and for ensuring a good news story for once with respect to this species.