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White-tailed Eagle - Havørn - Haliaeetus albicilla
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White-tailed Eagle are THE bird of Øygarden where they can be seen all year round but are especially obvious during the winter months. Their appearance invariably scares any gulls, geese or other wildfowl into a mad panic.

At least  in Øygarden these birds seem to be quite "lazy" and wherever possible either eat things that are already dead or steal food from others. Otter are are favourite victim and are often robbed by the eagles when they bring up larger prey onto the shore. I have also seen them harassing Gannets like a skua and taking food from Peregrines!

Adult White-tailed Eagle, Tjeldstø, March 2020
Adult White-tailed Eagle, Tjeldstø, March 2020
Adult White-tailed Eagle, Tjeldstø, March 2020
AdAdult White-tailed Eagle, TJeldstø, March 2020



White-tailed Eagle hunting gulls
Immature White-tailed Eagle, March 2008

White-tailed Eagle
Tjeldstø, November 2009

White-tailed Eagle, Hernar, October 2018
White-tailed Eagle, Hernar, October 2018



juvenile White-tailed Eagle
Juvenile White-tailed Eagle, Øygarden, January 2008



White-tailed Eagle are a common sight at Skogsøy
White-tailed Eagle are a common sight at Skogsøy, May 2020

White-tailed Eagle scaring the geese, Tjeldstø, May 2018
White-tailed Eagle scaring the geese, Tjeldstø, May 2018
The Greylags have some effective defence stategies to avoid predation by the eagles - more about this on the Greylag page




White-tailed Eagle
Adult White-tailed Eagle, Tjeldstø, 22 March 2006 (digiscoped)

juvenile White-tailed Eagle
Juvenile White-tailed Eagle, Øygarden, January 2008






White-tailed Eagle
Tjeldstø, November 2009



White-tailed Eagles are a daily sight from my house, at least during the winter months. Here three birds were feeding on what looked like an angler fish.

The next three photos were of a young bird flying over my terrace at Nautnes - the bird was too close to fit into the frame.
December 2014
White-tailed Eagle comes too close to photograph



White-tailed Eagle comes too close to photograph

White-tailed Eagle comes too close to photograph


White-tailed Eagles at Herdlevær, December 2017
White-tailed Eagle at Herdlevær, December 2017


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