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Scottish crofters reject sea eagle predation study

Scottish crofters have rejected the preliminary findings of Scottish Natural Heritage?s £100,000 study into sea eagle predation, which could have implications for keepers wanting to protect game birds from raptors.

Nearly 60 lambs in Ross-shire were fitted with radio transmitters, which sent out a signal if the animal died.

Results showed that no lamb corpses were found in sea eagles? nests.