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Kerry Sea-eagles project

Kerry sea eagles
Sea eagles over Derriana lake, county Kerry
Landscape and nature photography : Nigel Borrington

When we first arrived at the lodge house in Kerry, Zoe the very friendly and helpful women who looks after the house told us about the Kerry sea-eagles project. She also informed us that even though they had not been seen for a couple of weeks, we did stand a great chance of spotting them.

Well one morning while walking Molly our golden retriever down to the banks of the lake, there they were soaring above the water. We watched them for about 15 minutes before they headed back towards the coast at Waterville.

I will never forget the sight of these birds just soaring high above us, well done to the people in the Kerry eagle project for reintroducing these wonderful birds to the Irish landscape.

Kerry Eagles project

Not everyone has welcomed them back to Ireland local Farmers for one, but they need to look at just how much money they bring into Scotland’s Islands since they were re-introduced, almost three million per year just because tourists come to get a view of them, above the hill’s of Mull and Skye.

Eagle on the isle of skye

9 responses

  1. 1annecasey

    Stunning image and a great account Nigel. Hopefully people will catch on.

    August 14, 2013 at 11:03 am

  2. Hello Anne πŸ™‚

    Thank you, yes I hope so ! I read that one hundred pairs have been released so far. Its time to get wildlife back into Ireland πŸ™‚ :), It’s only when you see wildlife in places that you know whats been missing.

    We have to live with wildlife otherwise one day we will no longer have the option, simple as that !!!!

    August 14, 2013 at 11:29 am

  3. Irish eagles! This is terrific Nigel. What a thrill it must have been to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. And wonderful that the reintroduction effort to save them has been successful. πŸ™‚

    August 14, 2013 at 11:59 am

    • Hello Sharon

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Yes I think that right, they have done a great job at getting this project going and working, 100 pairs so far, they have lost some to poison but I think they factored that in. It was a wonderful sight and one I really hope the people of Ireland love seeing over the next years πŸ™‚

      August 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      • Oh dear, poison?

        August 14, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    • Sadly yes!

      They think it’s put down for other wildlife and the eagles eat these!

      Its a battle that the eagle’s will win and the Farmers will loose but its so Sad 😦

      August 14, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      • How awful and yes, very sad. Hopefully the success of the reintroduction has made the farmers more aware of how one action causes another with terrible consequences, however unintended. And hopefully the poisonings are decreasing!! It would be a tragedy if these birds disappeared…….

        August 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm

  4. I really like the way you display your images…an especially appealing blog!

    August 14, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    • Hello Navery πŸ™‚

      Thank you, very happy that you like the blog and images πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      August 14, 2013 at 3:32 pm

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