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.
Havsörn - Havørn
- Zeearend - Seeadler - Pigargo Europeo - Pygargue à queue
At least in Øygarden these birds seem to be quite
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
White-tailed Eagle, TJeldstø, March 2020
Eagle, March 2008
Tjeldstø, November 2009
White-tailed Eagle, Hernar, October 2018
White-tailed Eagle, Øygarden, January 2008
White-tailed Eagle are a common sight at Skogsøy, May 2020
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
to this side since June 13, 2006.
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