New Sea Eagle Watching Hide Opens on Mull30/04/2008 10:04:35
Mull is the only location in Britain where the white tailed sea eagles can be viewed from an organised hide, which is manned by knowledgeable wildlife rangers. The state-of-the-art bird hide recently purchased by Forestry Commission Scotland has been specifically designed for viewing sea eagles.
The hide, which overlooks Loch Frisa, sits on wheels, making it easier to move it into position each year depending on where the sea eagles nest. It also boasts a glass front for viewing, and has canvass interpretation panels and two TV screens featuring live footage of the birds which is beamed into the hide from CCTV cameras placed close to the nest.
The hide is central to a dynamic partnership including Forestry Commission Scotland, RSPB Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Mull and Iona Community Trust, Strathclyde Police and volunteers. The partnership aims to protect the birds, while providing a unique experience to see them and increase social and economic benefit.
To find more information, and details of how to visit, click here.