This magnificent bird was been absent as a breeding bird in Northern Ireland for over a century. An increasing population in Scotland and re-introductions in the SW of Ireland has made them a more frequent sight and will hopefully mean they will return to nest.
Sadly one was poisoned near Armoy in North Antrim in April 2013, using the banned chemical, Carbofuran. It is considered that white-tailed eagles on the Isle of Skye have helped add £2.4 million to the Scottish economy each year, so these actions are costing us all in many ways.
Photographer: ©Geoff Campbell Photography