With the entire world on lockdown and human activity drastically reduced, wildlife appears to be flourishing more than ever. Nature has seemed to reclaim what is rightfully hers in the last few months. Wild animals are taking over the world’s major cities, which appear to be deserted. Wild animals seem to enjoy life during the lockdown, whether it’s wild bears in Yosemite National Park, mountain goats in Wales, sea creatures in Venice, or majestic lions in South Africa.
An ‘extinct’ bird was recently spotted in the English skies for the first time in over two centuries, proving that wildlife is thriving. After going extinct in the 18th century, the majestic white-tailed eagle has returned to the United Kingdom. The white-tailed eagle, also known as the sea eagle, has a wingspan of over 8 feet, making it the peninsula’s largest bird of prey.
The legendary bird’s return, on the other hand, is part of a conservation project. Last year, a group of white-tailed eagles were introduced to England thanks to the efforts of Forestry England and the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation. On the Isle of Wight, the massive birds were released.
GPS data recently revealed the birds’ presence in a number of locations across the country. The news confirms that the birds have adapted well, and their numbers are expected to increase in the coming years. The Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation is urging the public to report any sightings of the birds, as any information could aid in their understanding of the project’s progress.
The Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation told the Mirror, “There have been a large number of sightings in spring 2020 that relate to birds released on the Isle of Wight. They are known to travel extensively during their first two years before returning to their natural breeding grounds. Keep looking up because there’s a chance you’ll see one wherever you are, but please stay home and stay safe.”