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Tue5th Aug 2003
The eleven young birds were measured and fitted with red wing tags and radio tags on the 9th August. An older eagle was noted near the release area on the 8th August. On the same day a member of the public reported a Golden Eagle being mobbed by Herring Gulls and gliding 200ft above Bunbeg harbour, West Donegal. On the 11th August the birds were released and settled near the cages. By the 15th, 10…
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Sat5th Jul 2003
By the 5th July there were twelve young eagles being fed and reared in the release cages in Glenveagh. One of the birds, collected in early July, was noted with a drooping wing. Unfortunately, an examination and an x-ray by a local vet revealed the eagle had suffered a large chip to a bone in its left wing. A second opinion was sought from a bird of prey veterinary expert in London. Both vets agreed…
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Thu5th Jun 2003
During two trips to Scotland, in the second half of June and the first few days of July, 12 Golden Eagle chicks were collected across Scotland. Six of the birds came from the Hebrides including Skye, Mull, Canna and Lewis and the other six birds were collected in Cowal, Sutherland, Angus, Tayside, Badenoch and Invernesshire. We are once again very grateful to all those who helped identify potential donor stock, namely the Argyll, Highland, Tayside…
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Mon5th May 2003
Blue 9 stayed near Dunlewey in late April and was still in the south Derryveagh area in early May along with 5 other first year eagles. A seventh bird was noted in the Glendowan Mountains at the time. The remaining first year bird Blue 3, was proving to be quite enigmatic. For example, it was noted near Slieve Sneacht on the 20th March and was next recorded again near Slieve Snaght on the 24th April…
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Sat5th Apr 2003
There was a notable rise in the number of sightings of dispersed golden eagles during April. There was an unconfirmed report in a local newspaper of two golden eagles over Killeter Forest, in Tyrone (adjacent to the Donegal border and less than 10km from the Blue Stacks) on the 20th April. Geoff Campbell (from the Environment and Heritage Service in Northern Ireland) saw a blue-tagged eagle over Binnevenagh, north of Limavady, County Derry/Londonderry on the…
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