CONSTABLES Davie Turner and Andy Crawford from Police Scotland teamed up with partners from RSPB and the Forestry Commission recently as White Tailed Eagle Chicks were ringed at a secret location on Mull.
The agencies who form part of the successful Mull Eagle Watch Group were able to check on the success of this year’s breeding pairs, to share information and experiences, helping ensure the birds are well protected.
Constable Crawford, the wildlife crime officer for Argyll and West Dunbartonshire, based at Helensburgh, said: ‘This was a fantastic opportunity to see these magnificent birds with my own eyes, and I wasn’t disappointed, they are huge yet graceful and the pair put on a great display for us while we were in the area.
‘Having seen these great birds first hand helps me understand why they are so important to Mull and Scotland. They are iconic figures which must be respected and protected so that more of us can enjoy them.’
All wild birds, nests and eggs are protected in Scotland.