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Sat23rd Apr 2011
A White-tailed Eagle has been killed in Kerry after being hit by a wind turbine blade. The eagle, a 3 year old female released in Killarney National Park in 2008, was found below a wind turbine at the Silahertane Wind Farm on the Kerry-Cork border south-east of Kilgarvan on 9 March 2011. The strike with the turbine blade severed a wing and fractured a leg. Post-mortem at the Regional Vet Lab, Cork, and toxicological analysis…
WTSE turbine fatality
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Mon1st Nov 2010
Well its lashing rain in south Kerry on the "first day of winter" with any self respecting eagle likely to be keeping his/her head down and weathering the storm in the hope of better days to come! We've had some glorious days in October but the weather has definitely taken a turn for the worse alright. During October, apart from a few individuals, most 2010 released eagles have been largely resident in the Killarney valley,…
2009 Sea Eagle in Antrim
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Sat18th Sep 2010
Over the last few weeks the newly released Sea Eagles have been coming and going with most birds still to be found in Killarney National Park, especially around Lough Leane with others along the Long Range and Upper Lake. The furthest we know that birds have travelled was one to Cork Harbour and back (satellite tagged male Seán) and another (male 14) to Lough Currane near Waterville. Possibly the same bird was spotted on a…
WHITE-tailed Sea Eagle over Killarney
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Thu9th Sep 2010
Star is back in the north-west after a month and a half touring Northern Ireland (see map). After exactly 4 months residency at Lough Gara on the Sligo-Roscommon border, male Star took off NE past the north end of Lough Allen on 12th July, over the Cuilcagh Mts to roost on Upper Lough Erne. Over the next 4 days Star roosted on the heavily wooded islands on the lake. Star headed off NE again on…
Stars trip to NI
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Fri20th Aug 2010
After 5-8 weeks in captivity all 22 White-tailed Sea Eagle chicks collected in Norway this year are being released into the wild in Killarney National Park. The first to go were 9 birds released on 4 August, a further 10 birds on 11 August and the final three birds will be on 19 August. The different release times largely reflected different rates of development, the most advanced bird being released first, and also the need…
So thats what you gotta do?!
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