Eagles soaring above the North Norfolk coast!If a proposed reintroduction scheme gets the go ahead there could be sea eagles also known as White-tailed Eagles, in Norfolk by summer 2009. Feasibility studies have been instigated by Natural England, the RSPB and Anglia Water and public consultation is underway.
In 1700 there were more than 200 pairs of white-tailed eagles spread across the UK, but by 1916, they had been persecuted to extinction. Reintroduction of eagles to Scotland in 1975 had resulted in the establishment of 42 breeding territories by 2008. The birds could however take decades, if not hundreds of years, to spread to other parts of the UK without assistance.
For more information see article on RSPB website