British media report that a rare predatory Egyptian eagle has been discovered in the UK for the first time in 150 years.
I had previously seen a large bird flying over St. Mary’s in the fog, and I did not expect an Egyptian eagle to appear from the fog over my head in the morning at Tresco. Luckily it sat for a while- what a bird! pic.twitter.com/4YGaY0cfBt
– Will Walkstaff (WIWTScilly) June 14, 2021
The giant yellow-faced predator was spotted Monday on a pine tree on Tresco Island in the Cornwall, UK.
According to the British newspaper, The Independent, this is the first time a bird has been seen in the UK for more than 150 years, and for the third time in history, the previous two appearances were in 1825 and 1868.
Egyptian eagle (archive)
Will Waxstoff, head of the bird group on Tresco Island, who was able to photograph the bird, said: “We were lucky to see this little bird among the most curious birds in the UK.”
Professor Stuart Pierhope, an ecologist at the University of Exeter in the UK, said: ‘We are now investigating the rare eagle found in southern Europe, North Africa and Southwest Asia.
It is noteworthy that the sighting of the Egyptian eagle will be studied by a group of “rare birds” in Britain, which will submit a report to the committee of the “British Ornithologists Association”, which will document that appearance.
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