In June last year, Hazel and Keith helped ring and satellite tag a golden eagle chick from Glen Lyon, and named him ‘Fearnan’. At the time, he was about eight weeks old and a single chick in a nest in a Scots pine north of Loch Tay.
Keith says that satellite tracking has been a brilliant development enabling the travels of young eagles to be followed – as well as, sadly, showing the demise of some at human hands!
Fearnan fledged on 23rd July. Thanks to the satellite tag we know that, unusually, he spent the first eight months hardly venturing far from his natal eyrie.
He finally left home in March 2012, and has moved north looking for a vacant territory.
You can follow Fearnan’s wanderings by clicking on this link http://www.roydennis.org/animals/raptors/golden-eagle/satellite-tracking/fearnan-2011 and click on the link to see his latest movements.
If you’d like to find out more about Golden Eagles, click here http://www.roydennis.org/animals/raptors/golden-eagle