Tuesday, 23 March 2021

White Tailed Eagle at Stodmarsh

                                March 21st  :    Stodmarsh Kent


White tailed Eagle & 2 Marsh Harriers.

News reached me last Sunday morning that a White tailed Eagle had been seen from the ramp at Grove Ferry and appeared to land somewhere near the Tower hide at Stodmarsh but was lost to view.

My normal Sunday morning routine is to top up bird feeders in garden and sit outside and watch them for a couple of hours, well this all changed when Martyn Wilson (who first saw the Eagle from the ramp) relocated it from the Lampen wall Stodmarsh.

So a quick dash over to Stodmarsh and i was soon enjoying wonderful views of this amazing bird of prey.

Here are a selection of photos of the White tailed Eagle :

With Greylag Goose.

Enormous size compared to the Magpie.

White tailed Eagle.

I have been asked if it is one of the Isle of Wight birds or a genuine wild bird ? , as far as i know the Isle of Wight project ring & satellite tag all their birds , however i couldn't see any rings or satellite tags on this bird, either way it's a fantastic bird to have seen and i have happily added it to my Stour Valley bird list.

A really great find by Martyn Wilson, well done mate !!

White Tailed Eagle.

EDIT :  The White tailed Eagle has now been confirmed AS NOT one of the Isle of Wight birds.