It is the time of year for catching up on the deer control. We have quite a few hinds to cull and butcher for the customers in the coming year. A busy time. Once the carcasse is dealt with there is not much left of it but what there is we put out onto the hill ‘hopefully’ for the Eagles. We have a visiting pair who have been about for years. They nest on Raasay and have stood up to the Sea Eagles so far. We hope they continue to do so even although we have read and heard of Golden Eagles coming to grief at the ‘talons’ of the Sea Eagle.
We see pictures of whole Red Deer carcasses being left out for photography. For sure there are occassions when hinds are shot and once gralloched are found to be unfit for the larder. On these occasions the best option is to leave them where they fell. At least the Eagles and other carrion eaters will benefit BUT we definitely do not condone shooting perfectly healthy deer and leaving them for a photo opportunity.
These photos were taken where I left out the bones and bits of the last hind butchered.
The dates on the pictures are 2017 but this is because the cameras set up screen has never worked so I cannot set up the proper date, very confusing but it is what it is!
So here we have a selection of the many photos of the Rona (or Raasay) Golden Eagle.