of the Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) in northern Britain (see, for example, Nicholson 1957). Among the likely factors are the wartime respite from persecution, which probably resulted in a "post-war bulge" of surplus immatures, and the major shift in agricultural emphasis from sheep-rearing to re-afforestation. Benington (1954) recorded the return of the Golden Eagle to Ireland and, though there ...

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