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Venison for dinner

Duration: 02:02

After being extinct in the UK for 100 years then reintroduced, the white-tailed or sea eagle is doing well in the highlands of Scotland where a pair has nested at Loch Marie for the last 10 years.

As scavengers, these birds miss nothing, and the body of a red deer down by the water's edge is a good meal. Many deer die here in the spring following the weeks and weeks of cold rain blown in from the Atlantic. A hooded crow looks quite large close up, but it has nothing on the size of a sea eagle. Hooded crows wait until the eagle has opened the deer carcass with its huge beak - only then can it share in the rich pickings.

Available since: Thu 3 Dec 2009

Credits

Narrator
Fergus Beeley
Producer
Fergus Beeley

This clip is from

Natural World 2009-2010, A Highland Haven

6/14 Scottish Highlands wildlife filmed by Fergus Beeley, including sea eagles and red deer.

First broadcast: 03 Dec 2009

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