How to tell Golden Eagles from Sea Eagles when bird watching in the Hebrides

12th January 2017
Golden Eagles and Sea Eagles (also known as White-tailed Eagles) fly past on a fairly frequent basis here in Mangersta. Often joke that they are more like our garden birds, as I can’t say I’ve ever had the pleasure of spotting the Blue Tits and Chaffinchs, which I enjoyed seeing while growing up in urban Scotland. If you aren’t used to seeing them it can be tricky identifying the species of Eagle from the silhouette in the sky above….so after studying some bird books I came up with the image below to put in the Wigwams and Shepherd’s Hut as a little bird spotting tip for visitors. Also researched their Gaelic names, which are rather beautiful - Iolair Mara and Iolair Bhuidhe.