A white tailed sea eagle was found at the bottom of Sermitsiaq fjord in Greenland a few days ago. The eagle is said to have been very weak when he was found, hiding behind a giant rock, screaming in a weak voice. The eagle couldn't fly when it was found so Sofus Sørensen, the fisherman who found it, decided to take it on the boat and sail it to Nuuk to have some experts look at the bird.
Despite efforts to get the bird to eat some rock ptarmigan it was too late and the bird died. It's one eye had a different colour and it turned out to be blind on the eye, which made hunting very difficult, if not impossible.
The bird was measured by experts at Greenland's Institute of Nature and turned out to be the biggest ever measured, the wingspan being 253 cm, the nose 6,3 cm and the claws from front to back where 21,1 cm! Imagine what a claws that size can grab.
The white tailed eagle population in Greenland is in general bigger than sea eagles elsewhere in the world.