1 x 52min Natural History Documentary for NRK
It is the most important Irish wildlife story in decades - the return of one of the largest birds of prey ever to darken Irish skies - the White Tailed Eagle.
From scaling cliffs in the wilds of Norway on the hunt for new chicks, to hiring planes to fly them home, to nursing them through the first crucial months of freedom in Ireland, this series has powerful wildlife, strong human characters allied to genuine adventure and drama as the story of the birds survival in Ireland unfolds.
The reintroduction involves a vast amount of work for a team of highly trained specialists from Norway and Ireland and for four years the makers of this documentary had exclusive access to the guardians of the project. It follows their triumphs and tragedies as they track the birds from capture abroad through the first months of their release in Ireland.