White-tailed Eagle found dead in Fermanagh

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Sad end to a beautiful bird. The remains of a male White-tailed named Ingar were recently recovered in Fermanagh.

Remains were collected and removed by the PSNI who issued this statement: 

“The remains of a white-tailed Eagle were recovered in Fermanagh on Saturday, February 7th in the Newbridge Road area of Lisnaskae. Const. Maurice Blair said, “Many people may not have been aware that these birds are present in Fermanagh and that they are a protected species. We are working to establish the circumstances. If you can help please call the 101 number, quoting reference 6467215.”

Ingar was almost 4 years old and had been released in Killarny National Park, Co. Kerry, in 2014 as part of the reintroduction programme for the species managed by the Golden Eagle Trust in partnership with with the National Parks & Wildlife Service. Given a chance, Ingar would have nested on one of the many islands on Lough Erne. The cause of death is unknown. Anyone with any knowledge of the circumstances leading to the death of this bird are urged to contact the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI). Click here for their Facebook.