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Isle Of Wight Paraglider Has Privilege Of Flying Alongside White-Tailed Eagles

An Isle of Wight paraglider has had the privilege of flying alongside sea eagles.

It comes as the juvenile birds have reportedly been mostly 'sedentary' or somewhat' inactive' throughout the month of May - like many of us - who have been at home because of the lockdown.

For the first time in 240 years, six white-tailed eagles were released onto the Island as part of a reintroduction program last summer.

However, last October one of the birds died and another went missing, as previously reported.

According to the Roy Dennis Foundation which is delivering the scheme alongside Forestry England, after the birds spent the springtime exploring they flew around 50-100 miles a day.

One of the birds, known as the G393 travelled over 1,000 miles between the end of March and the end of April, visiting the likes of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

As previously reported by Isle of Wight Radio, the reintroduction project recently featured on the BBC’s Springwatch programme.

Thanks to Will at Isle of Wight Life for the footage.

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