UK's largest bird of prey returns to English skies for first time in 240 years

Now these birds, which spend hours perched on a lookout before soaring to high altitudes, have made a comeback of late. Gallery: Elusive animals caught on remote cameras (Reuters)  But thanks to Forestry England and the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation, who are leading a project to reintroduce them, releasing a group on the Isle of Wight last year, they may become a more frequent sighting in the skies near you. Evidence from the ­Netherlands, where there is a small but growing ­population of white-tailed eagles, shows that the species will readily nest in densely populated areas, close to people. An earlier plan to reintroduce eagles in Norfolk was rejected – with the potential dangers to livestock cited.