Eagle Cam

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.

From the Cam

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.

About Bill Cowie

I've been living on the island since April 2002, alone for the first 5 years, my partner L joined me in 2007. We manage the Island for a Danish family who bought the Island in the early 90's. Their hopes for the Island are to make it self sufficient supporting its inhabitants and that is where we come in. We look after the stock, 3 holiday cottages, machinery, boat and of course the visitors. It is pretty challenging but it is a beautiful place to live and work, we love it and strangely enough we love it even more in the depths of winter when all is quiet apart from the gales and rain. We do a bit of fishing, stock work, stalking deer and loads of other stuff. We have good support from lots of people whom we have met over the years and have become involved in the Island. Too many to mention here but keep an eye on the blog, they'll be there for sure in the future.
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3 Responses to Eagle Cam

  1. Fantastic photographs Bill thanks for showing them to us.

  2. Claire Calder says:

    Great pics Bill. Brave Goodies !!

  3. Claire Calder says:

    Hoodies !!!!!

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