White-tailed eagle found dead in Co. Fermanagh

White Tailed Eagle Dead Fermanagh

White-tailed eagle Ingar’s satellite tracking device and wing tags on the banks of Lough Erne (Photo Credit PSNI Fermanagh)

The body of a white-tailed eagle was recovered by PSNI officers from the Newbridge Road area of Lisnaskea in Co. Fermanagh on Saturday 07 February.

Commenting on the PSNI Fermanagh post on Facebook, Dr Alan Mee, coordinator of the white-tailed eagle reintroduction project for the Golden Eagle Trust said:

Sad end to a beautiful bird. This white-tailed eagle was almost 4 years old and spent most of 2014 on Upper & Lower Lough Erne. He was named Ingar (Norwegian name) and was released in Killarney National Park, Co Kerry, in 2014 as part of the reintroduction programme for the species managed by the Golden Eagle Trust. Given a chance he would have nested on one of the many islands on Lough Erne.

 

The PSNI is currently conducting an investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding the eagle’s death, and is calling on anyone with information to contact them by dialling 101 and quoting reference 6467215.

About Calvin Jones

Calvin Jones is a freelance writer, author, birder and lifelong wildlife enthusiast. He is founder and managing editor of IrelandsWildlife.com. He is also the tour leader and wildlife guide on our West Cork based Discover Wildlife tours.
Calvin is also co-author of bestselling digital marketing titles and offers digital business consulting services and training through Digital Marketing Success

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