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Sun6th Nov 2011
Red kites bred successfully again in Wicklow during the summer of 2011 producing 17 wild young kites. The final phase of the red kite re-introduction was completed with the release of 59 kites in Wicklow and Dublin. Now in the autumn we report disappointing news that a red kite has been poisoned in Wicklow. The kite was poisoned with alphachloralose. The dead kite was handed in by a member of the public to the National…
Project Updates pic
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Tue18th Oct 2011
Introduction The European population of the Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos, has a widespread but discontinuous distribution across much of Europe. The European breeding population is small, and it is estimated to be as few as 8,400 pairs. Its range has been drastically reduced over the past century as a result of persecution and loss of breeding habitat. Breeding areas are now restricted to remote mountain areas in Sweden, Finland, Scotland and parts of southern Europe.…
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Thu13th Oct 2011
The 5th year of collecting and releasing White-tailed Sea Eagles, to re-establish the species as a breeding bird in Ireland after a gap of over 110 years, went well this summer and all birds are now out there soaring freely in the skies on the south-west and possibly beyond. Collecting the sea eagle chicks began on the islands of Hitra, Froya, and Vikna on 17-19 June thanks to the superb efforts of the collecting team…
The 100th bird in the bag!
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Wed24th Aug 2011
As the project begins to settle and radio-tracking is well underway, big movements have been occuring over the past few days with the kites. Imagine the surprise when we opened the satellite data to begin to digitise the maps for the new web page....(have a look at the attached photo) and it seems as if the bird we fitted with a satellite transmitter has decided to head west...190km west.... The Newbridge birds have becomes increasingly…
Surprising movements from @......
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Wed24th Aug 2011
After an absence of several hundred years, red kites will soon be gliding over the fields and woods across north County Dublin. There were 26 young red kites, which were collected under licence from wild nests in Wales, released from a secluded wood within Newbridge Demesne, near Donabate and a further 13 young red kites were released from a private location in north Fingal. The Newbridge red kites were released into the wild, by Minister…
Tony Cross selects a chick for export to Ireland
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