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By Dave Walker

this is often an account of 1 man's 30-year involvement with England's rarest poultry, the golden eagle. firstly hired by means of the RSPB as a senior species defense warden at a mystery position in Cumbria, the writer describes the intricacies of building a safety regime by means of wardens that will function for the following 26 years and his efforts to guard and examine this iconic species. The Lakeland eagles have been at their best in the course of his tenure, rearing six eaglets within the six years prior to he widened his curiosity to check eagles in Scotland in addition to England. the writer came across and recorded many formerly unknown proof approximately golden eagles. He started to plan and enforce tasks which might extend wisdom of the species in addition to assisting to safe their foothold in England. His undertaking is the main designated and entire examine of a couple of golden eagles with, at its center, the existence and occasions of an eagle he from its arrival in 1982 until eventually its dying, 22 years later, a chook that might finally exhibit little worry of him and settle for his presence instead of flee. the writer recounts the hardships skilled by way of the eagle and eagle-watcher alike, and his list of behaviour on the nest is unheard of. despite the fact that, operating with golden eagles isn't with no problems, and the author's encounters with unsympathetic shepherds and terrible decision-making also are defined, as are his dealings with egg creditors who craved so as to add the infrequent English eagle eggs to their collections. His efforts to counter their intrusions even observed him rebuilding eagle eyries that were so dispassionately destroyed! despite the fact that, name of the Eagle amply illustrates the shut attachment and keenness that drove the writer to commit rather a lot of his lifestyles to this remarkable raptor, famed because the King of Birds.

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