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Where to see White Tailed Eagles in Scotland

Updated: Jan 8, 2023

From your Kitchen Window!

White tailed sea eagle flying, North Uist, Scotland
White tailed sea eagle flying past the kitchen, the mottled marking under the wings and residual brown on the tail suggest it is a juvenile

Fancy watching a massive white tailed sea eagle through your kitchen window anyone ?

Pair of Eider ducks, Balranald, North Uist, Outer Hebrides
Pair of Eider Ducks on the sea below the garden

We often eat lunch at the breakfast bar in the kitchen to enjoy the view of the bay and the ocean beyond. The wildlife on show depends on the time of year and in Spring it's a great place to watch mergansers, divers and eider ducks feeding near the shore below the garden.

White tailed sea eagle in flight, mobbed by gulls, North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Sea Eagle being mobbed by gulls

White tailed sea eagle, North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland UK
Flypast in the sunshine

Our lunch was interrupted by the gulls making a very noisy commotion. I looked out of the window to see a huge eagle with a white tail flying very close to the garden. Its wingspan was easily over 2 meters and it was twisting and turning to evade the noisy gulls which were mobbing it.

We watched the eagle glide over the bay with the gulls on its tail in the spring sunshine. I retrieved the camera from the study and managed to grab a few shots as the eagle wheeled round and flew back past the kitchen window.

White tailed sea eagle. The UK's largest bird with a wingspan of over 2 metres
White tailed sea eagle

We had just been treated to a regal flypast by a white tailed sea eagle (Britains largest bird) during our lunch !


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