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Thu26th Sep 2013
The Golden Eagle Trust have since 2011, and the loss of several red kites to rodenticide poisoning in North Dublin, been working with a suite of project partners including statutory and non-statutory agencies to help combat secondary rodenticide poisoning of wildlife.   Nine red kites were found dead in the autumn and winter of 2011 after the releases in Fingal. Subsequently six of these were confirmed to contain brodifacoum, a second generation anti-coagulant rodenticide (SGAR). This unfortunately this included the…
Launch of Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) Ireland
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Fri20th Sep 2013
  A red kite recently discovered in Vartry Reservoir, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow has been confirmed as poisoned. The bird, identified as Blue Red 42 an Irish bred kite, was reported by a concerned dog walker to Birdwatch Ireland who informed the local National Parks and Wildlife Service staff. An investigation into the matter was immediately begun.   A National Parks and Wildlife Service Ranger responded to the incident and located the carcass which lay only…
Ended life like this...face down in Vartry Reservoir
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Wed21st Aug 2013
The Dublin Red Kite Blue White B3 has been helped by the amazing actions of Nessie Bergin and north Co. Dublin farmer David Garrigan. Mr Garrigan who initially found the tagged kite in a potato field knew it was from the reintroduction project. He alerted Nessie who was able to deftly capture the red kite and place it in a box for the Golden Eagle Trust volunteers to collect and take to the project vet,…
Fly free
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Thu21st Mar 2013
A member of the public recovered a dying red kite in Wicklow Town. The bird died a short time afterwards despite local vets trying to save the bird. It was found close to the golf club and close to a public footpath and road. Subsequent post-mortems by the Department of Agriculture at Celbridge and toxicological tests by the State Laboratory have now confirmed the bird had been poisoned with not one, but two highly toxic…
Two generations of the same kite family – confirmed poisoned
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Wed24th Oct 2012
The Wicklow red kite project was boosted today after a two year old injured red kite "Blue Blue =" was nursed back to health by Gillian Hicks and the team at Cloverhill Veterinary Clinic, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow. The bird was found last week by a member of the public, Robert McCoy who brought the bird to the vets for care and then the project team kept the bird for a few days in the aviaries,…
Red Kite Blue Blue "Damian"
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