2015 is the national count year for Golden Eagles in Scotland. It happens roughly every ten years. At the last count there were 442 occupied territories of Golden Eagles. Assynt has always been a great place for these magnificent birds and as this picture shows they are doing well. The community owned Glencanisp Estate is run by Assynt Foundation and they are quite rightly proud of their resident Golden Eagles. The photograph of this bird was taken using a camera trap at a deer carcass. The eagles will feed on carrion during the winter but will change to live prey such as ptarmigan and mountain hares in the spring and summer.