Home comforts: Glen Seilisdeir sea eagle chick won’t leave nest
White tailed sea eagle chick Gorm should have flown the nest at the eagle hide on Forestry Commission Scotland land at Glen Seilisdeir, Mull, weeks ago.
Dave Sexton, RSPB warden on Mull, has never known a chick take so long to fledge. Gorm’s sister, Buidhe, fledged three weeks ago, leaving Gorm home alone.
Mr Sexton said: “Normally one chick soon follows the other, but Gorm has got himself a very comfortable set up, with mum and dad still providing him with all his daily needs, so why fly away? He’s like a big kid who won’t leave home. He just won’t take that epic jump into the unknown.
“I was a little worried at first, in case he was unwell and his sister was getting all the food, but now I think he’s just waiting for the right moment.”
Gorm’s father Fingal, 15, and 14-year-old mother Iona have been seen providing the chick with mackerel, rabbit and gull. Picture: Mara Media
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