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Mon5th Jul 2010
Just back from collection in Norway. Unlike 2009, when temps reached 30 degrees, this year was cool and wet but thanks to the great work of our Norwegian friends we managed to collect a total of 22 chicks over three days. All this years birds came from the islands west and north of Trondheim: 12 from Hitra and Frøya in Sør Trondelag region, 8 from Vikna-Næroya in Nord-Trondelag, and 2 from Leka in Nordland. This…
Vikna eagle nest
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Fri14th May 2010
Another White-tailed Eagle has been found dead in Beaufort, Co. Kerry. This is the third White-tailed Eagle known to have died in the same area in the last four weeks and investigators believe that all three birds died from consuming an animal carcass laced with the banned poison Carbofuran. The latest bird was discovered on 9th May floating in the Laune River near Beaufort by a group of kayakers including mountaineer Con Moriarty, his 12…
Red tag J dead Beaufort Co Kerry
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Fri26th Mar 2010
Female White-tailed Sea Eagle Fiadhna (tag F) continues to explore much of Ireland after leaving her wintering area in the Antrim Hills. A quick look at the map following her journey since leaving Kerry back in August 2009 suggests she has now been to every county in Ireland, north and south, except for Wexford, Mayo, Sligo, and Roscommon! Her amazing journey saw her finally leaving the Antrim hills on 29 Dec 2009 and moving a…
Fiadhna and some interested locals!
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Wed27th Jan 2010
Almost 6 months after his release, male Star continues his love affair with the Sligo coast. Released on 7 August 2009 Star soon began his wandering moving east into Co. Cork, then north into Co. Limerick, before following the River Shannon all the way from Limerick City to Lough Allen. Star made it to the Sligo coast on 22 August, 280 km NNE of his release site in Killarney National Park. Over the next 10…
Star in Sligo
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Wed30th Dec 2009
Male L returns after 8 months and more than 2,700 km! After 8 months away from Kerry satellite tagged male L finally returned to Killarney in time for Christmas! Male L's epic trip had taken him 1,000 kilometres away to the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland. At one point L was only 450 km from the coast of Norway, over two-thirds of the way back to its country of origin from Kerry!…
Male L trip (outward in red, return in blue)
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