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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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Thu25th Jul 2013
Two White-tailed Eagles have successfully fledged in Ireland for the first time in over 110 years. In the last week the two birds were seen away from the nest and yesterday both chicks were seen flying near the nest on Lough Derg, near Mountshannon, Co Clare. This pair also created history in 2012 when they nested for the first time.   It is another significant milestone in the long arduous effort of restoring these magnificent birds…
Wild White-Tailed Eagle chicks fledge in Ireland after 110 years
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Mon27th May 2013
The small Golden Eagle population in Donegal is coping with the unseasonal wet and cold breeding season.  There are two active nests and several other sites occupied by pairs or single territorial birds.  One of the nests had two eggs, but only one egg hatched and the female chick is now almost five weeks old.  The adults have found it difficult to catch live prey during the recent spells of bad weather and large fires,…
Donegal Golden Eagle update
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