The eagle, who is believed to be aged 15-17 (this is considered "middle aged" - his predecessor died aged 32, though the oldest reported eagle was aged 46), has been spotted "sky dancing" in the hopes of attracting a potential mate. It is believed that his best chance of finding a mate is if he attracts a female "drifting down from Southern Scotland". Dave Shackleton, an RSPB warden, also said that "He will perch high up in a prominent area in the valley and launch himself and do a series of stoops and rises."
Currently, there are about 450 pairs of Golden Eagles in the UK, mainly located in Scotland. However, due to a long period of rainy, cold springs (believed to hamper parent eagle's ability to hunt) there was reportedly a 25% drop in fledgling pairs being produced (the average number of fledglings is 1.1, though this can vary greatly depending on region).