More Scottish images from May 2007
Although about as record shot as you can get the above two photos, taken at c2km range in breezy conditions with coolpix hand-held to the scope shows a Golden Eagle, first seen flying down a valley, then deliberately homing in and landing next to a herd of female Red Deer. Initially the Deer were very nervous as the Golden Eagle paced menacingly towards them on the ground, but as with humans when we enter a field of Cattle, the Deer eventually approached and virtually encircled the Eagle which then made off up the hillside. A fascinating 20 mins viewing. For size, the black dots close to the Eagle are a Carrion Crow and a Hooded/Carrion Hybrid.