Sea eagles coming to Norfolk

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Sea eagles coming to Norfolk

Post by davelumb » Fri May 14 2021 13:47

Licence granted for the release of up to 60 sea eagles in Norfolk.

Maybe they'll thin the otters out?

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Post by rapsy » Fri May 14 2021 13:56

Do you think they could combine Eagle DNA with the DNA of fossilized Pterodactyls, and train the resulting monstrosity's to thin out the EE's nicking the pike from the fens? :thumbs:
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Post by Kev Berry » Fri May 14 2021 14:10

davelumb wrote:
Licence granted for the release of up to 60 sea eagles in Norfolk.

Maybe they'll thin the otters out?
Brilliant news.....wont just be the feckin gulls nicking your chips in Cromer :laughs:

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Post by alan behenna » Fri May 14 2021 14:54

Nice One.

Hope the program will prove successful.

I'm just a couple of miles away from the last known nesting of theirs in Wales (quite some time back), no doubt there will be moves to re-introduce here in time.

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Post by Pinkie » Fri May 14 2021 15:19

Saw a sea eagle last time I was up in the Scottish Highlands. They're very impressive!

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Post by pikin » Fri May 14 2021 17:15

Pinkie wrote:
Saw a sea eagle last time I was up in the Scottish Highlands. They're very impressive!
I have seen them up over towards Lochinver. Amazing creatures.

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Post by Pinkie » Fri May 14 2021 18:05

pikin wrote:
Pinkie wrote:
Saw a sea eagle last time I was up in the Scottish Highlands. They're very impressive!
I have seen them up over towards Lochinver. Amazing creatures.
I saw them near Gairloch, not that far from Lochinver.

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Post by 70+piker » Fri May 14 2021 18:15

rapsy wrote:
Do you think they could combine Eagle DNA with the DNA of fossilized Pterodactyls, and train the resulting monstrosity's to thin out the EE's nicking the pike from the fens? :thumbs:
Why bother? I was not aware that EE's are on the protected species list. :guns:

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Post by horseshoe3 » Fri May 14 2021 18:25

Kev Berry wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Licence granted for the release of up to 60 sea eagles in Norfolk.

Maybe they'll thin the otters out?
Brilliant news.....wont just be the feckin gulls nicking your chips in Cromer :laughs:
I lost a 99 to one of them :hissy:

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Post by 70+piker » Fri May 14 2021 18:32

Brilliant news.....wont just be the feckin gulls nicking your chips in Cromer :laughs:
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I lost a 99 to one of them :hissy:
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Post by Steve Le maitre » Fri May 14 2021 19:25

davelumb wrote:
Licence granted for the release of up to 60 sea eagles in Norfolk.

Maybe they'll thin the otters out?
Probably thin any pike out the otters missed.

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Post by micky dolan » Fri May 14 2021 20:38

davelumb wrote:
Licence granted for the release of up to 60 sea eagles in Norfolk.

Maybe they'll thin the otters out?
Might take lambs as well Dave . :afraid:

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Post by davelumb » Fri May 14 2021 20:55

micky dolan wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Licence granted for the release of up to 60 sea eagles in Norfolk.

Maybe they'll thin the otters out?
Might take lambs as well Dave . :afraid:
They do. :cry:

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Post by zodiac » Fri May 14 2021 23:33

I saw genuine footage of a large Eagle attempting to lift a wee bairn up, the wee one had a puffy jacket on and the talons ripped through it and it dropped it. Obviously this is an isolated, possibly unique incident, but it just shows what they're capable of, or what they'll have a go at. A lamb is just a snack, it'll be back for its lunch later!
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Post by horseshoe3 » Sat May 15 2021 07:23

it had 2 scoops and 2 flakes 2 did the 99 :shoot:

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Post by Kev Berry » Sat May 15 2021 08:25

zodiac wrote:
I saw genuine footage of a large Eagle attempting to lift a wee bairn up, the wee one had a puffy jacket on and the talons ripped through it and it dropped it. Obviously this is an isolated, possibly unique incident, but it just shows what they're capable of, or what they'll have a go at. A lamb is just a snack, it'll be back for its lunch later!
Eagles cannot lift more than about 5lb even with the wind.
They can grab larger prey off cliffs and glide downwards but ya kids and dogs are safe.
Thats not to say they cant kill heavier prey on the ground

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Post by morph » Sat May 15 2021 11:08

zodiac wrote:
I saw genuine footage of a large Eagle attempting to lift a wee bairn up, the wee one had a puffy jacket on and the talons ripped through it and it dropped it. Obviously this is an isolated, possibly unique incident, but it just shows what they're capable of, or what they'll have a go at. A lamb is just a snack, it'll be back for its lunch later!
You mean this one:

https://youtu.be/Xb0P5t5NQWM

It's fake 🤣

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Post by Mike J » Sun May 16 2021 09:33

Living relatively happily in Hampshire as well.
Sadly it was an ill conceived idea because there was insufficient dead stock on the Isle of Wight to keep them going so they had to be fed on Conger eels, then when they diminished it was suplemented with swan casualties and culled geese.
One has taken to visiting the Avon and shown an interest in Canada goslings.
Everyone has their fingers crossed it will decide to stay with a new nest site recently constructed (just a mile from the Romney flock).

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Post by davelumb » Sun May 16 2021 11:15

...shown an interest in Canada goslings.
Fingers crossed!

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Post by Bob Watson » Mon May 17 2021 17:44

davelumb wrote:
...shown an interest in Canada goslings.
Fingers crossed!
Positively encourage it, bloody nuisances!!

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