A popular Northumberland tourist attraction has unveiled its newest feathered resident.

Kielder Bird of Prey Centre’s latest addition is Milly, a white tailed sea eagle. She has been bred in captivity, coming to Northumberland via Germany and Southern England.

White tailed sea eagles are indigenous to the United Kingdom, with the majority of the country’s 106 breeding pairs found on the northwest coast of Scotland. They are the 4th largest type of eagle in the world.

Ray Lowden, Proprietor of Kielder Bird of Prey Centre, said: “She’s a beauty, isn’t she?

“Milly is something that most members of the public will never have the chance to see in the wild, so it’s lovely for them to be able to get close to her and see her flying. It’s fabulous, actually!

“Being able to see them up close is also about educating the public about conservation and the plight that birds of prey face in the wild.”

Milly is not the only eagle at the centre. Visitors can also see two golden eagles, a tawny eagle, and a battler eagle. There are around 70 birds of prey at the centre in total, including hawks, falcons, and owls.

Ray continued: “Eagles are very big powerful birds. We have to be very careful with Milly, but we seem to be building up a fantastic relationship.”

Kielder Bird of Prey Centre is based at Leaplish Waterside Park. It is currently open to the public in a limited capacity from 10.30 am – 4pm each day.

Public demonstrations of birds of prey in flight will resume with the next lifting of lockdown restrictions on May 17 2021.