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Ageing eagles' new chicks ringed

Sea Eagle - Iain Erskine
Frisa and Skye have reared 18 young at Loch Frisa on Mull since 1998

Scotland's oldest and most productive pair of sea eagles have had their latest chicks ringed by RSPB wardens.

The two new offspring bring the number of chicks they have produced on the island of Mull, since 1986, to 33.

The celebrity parents, Frisa and Skye, who have featured on the BBC's Springwatch programme, are nearly 30-years-old.

RSPB Scotland experts said they had broken all records by rearing this number of chicks at their age.

In 2007, Frisa and Skye lost their chicks when they fell out of the nest.

Last year, they hatched Mara and Breagha, who have been tagged with satellite tracking devices to chart their progress.

The public viewing hide at Loch Frisa is now open for visitors.

In total there are 10 adult pairs of sea eagles resident on Mull, seven of which have had a total of 10 chicks between them this year.

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