Estates support police appeal over golden eagle

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Sporting estates today backed a police appeal for information over a golden eagle which was seen flying in the North-east of Scotland with what appeared to be a trap attached to its leg.
 
Police Scotland issued the appeal after the bird was spotted by a tourist on Friday last week in the Deeside area.
 
Scottish Land & Estates said today that local estates and gamekeepers were helping police with the search and anyone with information should call Police Scotland on 101.
 
A spokesman for Scottish Land & Estates said: “There is clearly concern for the welfare of this bird and estates in the area are already helping with the search. Eagles are often seen on estates in the area and are a welcome sight. We hope this birds can be traced as soon as possible.”