First Irish golden eagle chick in a century


In this video, two golden eagles hatch a chick and hunt down prey.

From the BBC:

Irish eagle chick is first in century

A wild golden eagle has been hatched in Ireland for the first time in nearly a century.

Two chicks were hatched in a remote area of the Glenveagh National Park in County Donegal but one of the young birds died after five days.

There will be a further nervous wait to see if the remaining chick can continue to grow and fledge in late July.

Golden eagles last bred in Glenveagh back in 1910.

The bird had become extinct in Ireland but was reintroduced at Glenveagh six years ago in an effort to reintroduce the bird to Ireland.

The new chick is now just five weeks old.

Project manager for the Golden Eagle Trust Lorcan O’Toole said he was delighted at the news.

See also here.

And here.

Another golden eagle video: here.

FEARS are mounting that golden eagles could become extinct in Ireland for the second time in a century after the latest poisoning of one of the birds of prey: here.

Golden eagle killed in Scotland: here. Wildlife crime in Scotland: here.

US Hunting Company charged with a range of wildlife crimes, see here.

Red kite shot in Ireland: here.

White-tailed eagles in Killarney: here.

Golden eagles have been filmed hunting and attempting to kill reindeer calves: here.

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