The disappearance of a golden eagle is [thought to be] “highly suspicious”.
It was one of a number of birds tagged last summer. The tag lost signal on 21 January on the outskirts of Edinburgh before it showed up offshore and then disappeared.
The golden eagle – named Fred – hatched at a nest in the Scottish Borders to the only breeding pair in the region.
It headed to the Pentland Hills in January before the tag signal was lost near a grouse moor.
It began transmitting again about 10 miles offshore from St Andrews in Fife three days later before the final signal was received, also offshore, on 26 January.
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