Birdwatch: white-tailed eagle causes stir in my quiet Somerset village
Locals buzzing with arrival of mighty raptor, which perched in a tree a mile from my home
There are some birds I would never expect to see in my Somerset village. Magnificent frigatebird. Superb bird-of-paradise. Wandering albatross. And white-tailed eagle.
Except that, for a couple of days this winter, a juvenile white-tailed eagle – Britain’s biggest bird of prey – did turn up here in our quiet country parish.