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Famous eagle pair rear new chicks

Sea Eagle - Iain Erskine
Frisa and Skye have bred at Loch Frisa for 10 years

Two of Mull's most famous residents, the sea eagles Frisa and Skye, are rearing their latest batch of chicks.

The pair have been using Mull's eagle viewing hide for the past 10 years and featured prominently on the BBC's 2007 Springwatch programme.

Last year Frisa and Skye lost their chicks when they fell out of the nest just one day after hatching.

Hopes are high that the newborns will add to the 14 successfully hatched at Loch Frisa since 1998.

Dave Sexton, RSPB Scotland Mull Officer, said: "We're really looking forward to this year's season. The chicks are now hatched and everything looks good.

"It's 10 years of success for them, but also testament to the dedication of the Mull Eagle Watch Partnership."

Elaine Jamieson, from Forestry Commission Scotland, said: "Everyone is very excited about the chicks hatching and we can't wait to see them start exploring the woodland.

"Visitors to the hide will be in for a real treat once the chicks start peeking out of the nest."


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