The long-vanished sea eagle could soon be soaring in the skies above England again under plans drawn up by conservationists.
The UK's largest bird of prey - known as "flying barn doors" because of its size - could be reintroduced into Norfolk next summer if the scheme gets the go-ahead.
The Government's conservation agency Natural England, the RSPB and Anglian Water are hoping to bring back the species, which was driven to extinction in England more than 200 years ago and disappeared from the UK entirely by 1918.
Plans for the reintroduction in England come after the sea eagle, also known as the white-tailed eagle, was brought back to western Scotland in a project that began in 1975.
There are now more than 40 breeding pairs in the area, with 34 chicks produced last year, while another scheme has begun in eastern Scotland.
The Scottish reintroduction has not been without its problems - including poisoning incidents and claims that the birds have been taking lambs.
As a result, Natural England and the RSPB are keen to consult local people and landowners before deciding whether an attempt to reintroduce them in the area should be made.
A preliminary poll of 500 people in north Norfolk revealed that 91% of people were in favour of bringing back the bird of prey.
Natural England's chief scientist Tom Tew said returning the sea eagle to East Anglia would boost the local economy, put a top predator back in its natural place in the ecosystem and be "inspirational" for people.
On the Isle of Mull, Scotland, where the sea eagle has been reintroduced, it has been estimated the birds bring in an extra £1.5 million a year to the local economy.