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Monday, 10 November 2014 15:58

Ingar settles down in Fermanagh for the winter?

Ingar 10nov14 Ingar 10nov14 (c) Golden Eagle Trust

Ingar has been pretty much settled back on Upper Lough Erne, Fermanagh, in the last couple of weeks and looks likely that he will spend the winter there. Lots of great wooded islands and shoreline to choose from. Its amazing how individual birds change in their habitat use as they get older and presumably think about settling down, establishing a territory and breeding. Ingar spent much of his first two years of life inland in the mountain and valleys of west and south Kerry presumably because there was rick pickings to be found for a scavenging eagle, ie., dead animals. But since he arrived in Fermanagh his focus has really shifted to the lake-shore, not only because its got good fishing but because its prime real-estate for a territorial eagle. And so far it seems like he has it all to himself. With a bunch of unpaired females in Kerry I'm hoping one of them will take a trip up north over the winter/ this space