News | February 28, 2016

Mountshannon’s White Tailed Sea Eagles

On the last days of April, 2013 two White Tailed Sea Eagle chicks were successfully hatched for the first time in Ireland in over 110 years on Bushy Island on Lough Derg, close to Mountshannon, Co. Clare, Ireland.

The nest is located on Bushy Island on Lough Derg, close to Mountshannon Harbour, Ireland. The Golden Eagle Trust reintroduced the WTSE into Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry, Ireland from nests in Norway between 2007 and 2011. The parent birds have been around Lough Derg since 2011 and they have chosen Bushy Island as their home. These amazing birds and chicks can be easily viewed using binoculars and scopes from the shore at Mountshannon Harbour.

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