MAP: Irish White Tailed Sea Eagle is tracked as he crosses the country

Published by Ian Carey on

February 23rd 2017

A White Tailed Sea Eagle has been tracked crossing Ireland from Galway to Wicklow.

The Golden Eagle Trust have tracked the movement and posted it today on their facebook page.

The eagle, whose name is Star, was born in 2009 and has previously bred in Galway but lost his partenr in 2015. He is now exploring the Wicklow Mountains and has roosted near Lough Dan.

The Golden Eagle Trust explain in their post:

“He really is a wandering Star….2009 male WTSE Star, previously bred in Connemara and lost his mate in April 2015, is off on his travels yet again. This time its back to one of his other favourite haunts, Co. Wicklow….via the Slieve Aughties in S Galway/N Clare on 7/2, Slieve Bernagh in Clare on 8/2, across Tipp to Urlingford on 9/2, across N Kilkenny into Laois and Kildare to reach Wicklow on 16/2 to roost near Lough Dan. Still back exploring the Wicklow Mts so keep an eye out in Wicklow folks:-).”

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Ian Carey

Ian is the editor of the Green News. He works as Communications Manger with the Irish Environmental Network.