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White tailed sea eagles breeding in Ireland

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by kiang, 8 May 2013.

  1. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member 15+ year member

    12 Aug 2007
    THREE baby white-tailed eagles have been born in Ireland for the first time in 100 years.
    A proud pair of eagles hatched a chick at a nest in Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry, having laid eggs in late March.

    A second pair has also successfully hatched two chicks near Mountshannon, Co Clare.

    These are the first chicks of the high profile reintroduction programme which began in 2007 with the release of young Norwegian eagles in the park as part of the white-tailed eagle reintroduction programme.

    So far, some 100 birds have been released.

    White-tailed eagles born in wild for first time in over a century -
  2. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member 10+ year member

    10 Dec 2012
    fijnaart, the netherlands
    Great news ! Good to hear the species is coming back to its former range ! From a few birds in the 60-ties in Scandinavia and Germany it now again breeds in the Netherlands ( last year at least 4 pairs ) where re-introduction was propost but not done and a little later they came back by theirselfs !
    As I understand the Scotish re-introduction has also been fruitfull and the species breeds there again and now thus Ireland.