GOLDEN SUC­CESS

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A pair of golden eagles have suc­cess­fully reared a chick in their nest in the Scot­tish High­lands for the first time in 40 years. The nest – known as an eyrie – was cre­ated for the pair as part of a ‘rewilding’ pro­ject, which aims to bring back an­i­mals to ar­eas where they have dis­ap­peared. The false nest was built on an old nest site five years ago, us­ing branches of lo­cal pine and birch trees. Doug Gil­bert, who man­ages the es­tate where the nest is sited, has been check­ing it ev­ery year. The de­lighted man­ager says it is a “rewilding suc­cess beyond our wildest dreams.”

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