The White-tailed Eagle
The White-tailed Eagle, also known as the Sea Eagle, is the UK’s largest bird of prey, with a magnificent 8 ft wingspan. There were once hundreds, if not thousands, of these birds soaring across the UK, but they were sadly persecuted to extinction in England around 240 years ago.
Now, a partnership between Wild Ken Hill and the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation wants to restore Sea Eagles to Norfolk and the surrounding region.
A story of hope
This project would give people along Eastern England the chance to see these majestic birds soaring through open skies once more, re-connecting us with nature, and acting as an emblem for recovery of our biodiversity in Britain. This is a story of hope.
We have already been overwhelmed by the support for this project - 91% of you were in favour of reintroducing this bird when we asked earlier in 2021, and we have gained the necessary approvals to go ahead.
We need your support
But before any eagles can be reintroduced at Wild Ken Hill, we need to build them a new temporary home where they stay for the first few weeks, and have the capacity to feed them during this period (we need to keep a lot of frozen fish!). We also need to the purchase the equipment to monitor their health while they are at Wild Ken Hill and once they have been reintroduced into open skies, which is vital for their ongoing wellbeing.
We are asking for your help to get this vital infrastructure ready, allowing us to bring the first juvenile birds from Poland in 2022 and reintroduce them at Wild Ken Hill. With your help, we can get this project started.
Join us by donating or purchasing one of the awesome rewards, like a private tour at Wild Ken Hill, or a chance to choose names for Norfolk’s new eagles.
Thank you in advance for your support, we are truly grateful.