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Tue2nd Jun 2015
White-tailed Eagles have successfully hatched chicks across four counties in Ireland. Eight pairs of White-tailed Eagles have nested and laid eggs with five nests successfully hatching chicks in counties Clare, Cork, Galway and Kerry. In the last few weeks’ chicks hatched in nests on Lough Derg at Mountshannon, Co. Clare, at Glengarriff in West Cork, and in Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry. Pairs also successfully hatched chicks at a nest in Co. Galway for the…
White-tailed Eagle chick, Mountshannon
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Fri17th Apr 2015
A White-tailed Eagle has been found dead in the nest at a nest site in Connemara. The six year old female eagle was discovered dead in the nest on 1st April by Conservation Ranger Dermot Breen and recovered by a team from the National Parks & Wildlife Service on 2nd April. Subsequent post-mortem at the Regional Veterinary Laboratory in Athlone and toxicology analysis at the State Laboratory, Celbridge revealed the bird had been poisoned.  The…
Poisoned WTE Connemara
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Sun15th Mar 2015
 The Golden Eagle Trust, Irish Raptor Study Group and BirdWatch Ireland have formed an exciting conservation partnership and collectively are co-ordinating the 2015 Irish Hen Harrier Survey for the National Parks & Wildlife Service of the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht. The hen harrier is protected by the EU Birds Directive and listed on Annex 1 and as such monitoring, research and protected areas are a vital component for the conservation of the…
Hen Harrier pair
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Thu26th Feb 2015
Sad end to a beautiful bird. The remains of our much travelled 2011 release male White-tailed Eagle Ingar was recently recovered from in Fermanagh. Unfortunately not much was left by the time the bird was reported to us by the landowner who found the bird. Its GPS satellite transmitter had stopped transmitting in early Dec but we hoped it was still ok as the transmitter had intermittent due to low light levels. Remains were collected…
Ingar remains
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Fri13th Feb 2015
After 3 years apparently well-settled on territory and paired with a female in west Connemara, something is going on with 2009 male Star. Over the winter he made a couple of excursions away from Connemara to south-east Galway but returned to his territory. Not so just now though. After returning to his territory on 6th Jan he headed east on 13th Jan roosting on the shore of Lough Corrib, the to Loughrea in SE Galway…
Star on the move again!
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