One of the first two white-tailed eagles to hatch in Ireland in more than a century has been found shot dead in Co. Tipperary.The male bird was one of two chicks reared successfully by a pair of re-introduced eagles at a nest site on Lough Derg near Mountshannon in Co. Clare last summer. It was discovered on land near Ballinderry, North Tipperary by a National Parks and … [Read more...] about Ireland’s first white-tailed eagle fledgling shot dead in Tipparary
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Irish born white-tailed eagles are on the wing again for the first time in more than a century.A pair of reintroduced adult eagles successfully reared two chicks at a nest site on Lough Derg, near Mountshannon, Co. Clare. Both chicks fledged successfully last week in what is a momentous milestone for the high profile white-tailed eagle reintroduction programme, which began … [Read more...] about First Irish white-tailed eagle chicks fledge at Mountshannon, Co. Clare
Irish farmers are intelligent people... and many of the farmers I meet on a day-to-day basis have at least some understanding of the wildlife they share their land with.I live in a farming community, and much of the wildlife I encounter every day is living on in and around farmland. I can't in good conscience pretend that most farmers are benevolent to wildlife... they … [Read more...] about Irish farmers, you need representatives with more “cop on”!
The first white-tailed eagle chicks to be born in Ireland in over 100 years have hatched at two sites: one in Killarney National Park in Co. Kerry, the other in Mountshannon on Lough Derg in Co. Clare.The good news gives a much-needed boost to the beleaguered White Tailed Eagle reintroduction programme managed by the Golden Eagle Trust after a failed nesting attempt at … [Read more...] about White tailed eagle chicks hatch in Ireland
Reports today have confirmed that a white-tailed eagles found dead in Co. Cork in January was illegally poisoned.The body of the female bird, released in Killarney National Park in 2010 as part of an official reintroduction project, was discovered washed up on the seashore at Glengariff in West Cork on the 18 January. Test results released today confirm the cause of death … [Read more...] about White-tailed Eagles Found Dead in Co. Cork and Co. Kerry
A pair of white tailed eagles has been confirmed nesting near Mountshannon, Co. Clare.The breeding pair, which were released in Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry as part of an ongoing reintroduction project coordinated by the Golden Eagle Trust, settled in the Mountshannon area in early 2011. This is the first confirmed nesting attempt since the reintroduction programme … [Read more...] about White tailed eagles nesting in Ireland again
Determined not to be thwarted by the spate of illegal poisonings, the Golden Eagle Trust has released ten new white tailed eagles into the skies of County Kerry as part of their on going re-introduction for this iconic bird of prey. The new birds, all between 10 and 14 weeks old, come from a batch of 23 chicks donated to the Kerry project by Norwegian wildlife authorities … [Read more...] about More white tailed eagles released in Co. Kerry