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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.

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