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Sea eagle sighted in Coulsdon

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An eagle released on the Isle of Wight landed in Oxted


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G461

The first of this year’s cohort to leave the Isle of Wight was juvenile male, G461. He crossed the Solent and Southampton Water on the morning of 30th September and then continued into the South Downs.

He spent the next five days exploring several wooded areas in the Meon Valley in Hampshire, before roosting in woodland just north of Alton on 5th October. He was seen nearby by Hampshire county bird recorder, Keith Betton next morning but then headed north-east, passing over Farnborough at 11:50. At 12:40 he was perched in a wood a mile north-west of the M25/M3 junction and then crossed the busy motorway and skirted across the south-west of London, passing over Queen Elizabeth II reservoir at 14:05 and then Island Barn Reservoir soon afterwards at an altitude of 438 metres. Half an hour later he was over Coulsdon and then at 15:40 he was perched in a wood 2.5 miles south of Oxted. He roosted nearby having flown 52 miles during the course of the day.

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View mezzer's Profile mezzer Flag Main Stand, Block F, Row 20 seat 1... 27 Dec 20 10.46am Send a Private Message to mezzer Add mezzer as a friend

Not surprised after a gust of 105 mph registered on the Isle of Wight due to Storm Bella. Lucky it only got blown as far as Oxted!

Seriously, interesting to read. Do they release so many a year or something? Never heard of it and where do most of them go?

 


Living down here does have some advantages. At least you can see them cry.

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Really interesting thank you.
Whilst completely unacceptable unfortunately I can believe the poison story. This is happening a lot with poison and illegal traps, to protect the grouse/pheasant shoots

 

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The eagles were released earlier in the year on the IOW.
But it looks like they are exploring the rest of the UK, and looking to link up with other eagles in Europe and Scotland.
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