On 20th May Raptor Politics received news from the Czech Republic of the first successful breeding of a pair of reintroduced Golden Eagles at a secret nesting site in Northern Moravia. We were also fortunate to have been provided with the first images of the single eaglet hatched within the Czech Republic since 1893. See [...]
Five week old White-tailed eagle chick
Two pairs of White-tailed Eagles have successfully hatched chicks in Ireland for the first time in over 110 years. In the last week a pair was confirmed to have hatched chicks at a nest near Mountshannon, Co Clare. This pair also created history [...]
It’s always nice to publish a raptor story with a fairy tail ending, a rare event these days. We have already published one Golden Eagle Article together with the image of the month (Pair of Golden Eagles feeding on dead fox, March 2013 detailing efforts inside the Czech Republic to reintroduce the Golden Eagle back [...]
Our friend Otakar Zavalsky, involved in efforts to reintroduce golden eagles back into their former home range inside the Czech Republic, has just sent this inspiring video clip captured this week in the Beskydy mountains of northern Moravia. The short clip shows both adult birds, originally donated by Slovakia, flying within their territory where [...]
Once again we can report the sad and disappointing news from Ireland that two more white-tailed sea eagles, introduced to the Killarney National Park from Norway as part of the raptor reintroduction programme over the past five years, have been found dead. Twenty six of the original 100 birds which have been reintroduced have now [...]
Recently Raptor Politics reported the successful prosecution of a Lincolnshire gamekeeper, 71-year-old Robert William Hebblewhite, of Appleby,Scunthorpe. Hebblewhite was fined a total £1950 after he was convicted of killing two buzzards and possessing Carbofuran, a banned poison. After the trial the RSPB commented by saying the quantity of Carbofuran found at Hebblewhite’s home would have [...]
More disappointing news from Ireland where another reintroduced white-tailed eagle has been found dead. Irish Briaqn os this bird was called became a bit of a celebrity during his visit to east Scotland last year when he was rescued from the sea (see here).
With her striking red plumage and adventurous spirit, it’s no wonder staff at RSPB Scotland’s Tollie Red Kite Centre near Dingwall have named a young red kite after the flame-haired heroine of Disney/Pixar’s film Brave.
Image by Edward Felton
HOPES of returning the white-tailed sea eagle to Cumbrian skies have been strengthened after 90 per cent of people questioned said they would back a reintroduction programme. The support was pledged during the first stage of important research into whether the giant birds of prey should be brought back to the Solway Coast. Campaigners [...]
In many ways, we are living in a remarkable age of progress for nature conservation. Raptors driven to extinction in Britain long ago by Man’s ignorance and intolerance are being brought back into our modern word by a welcome programme of reintroduction, turning what was once considered to be an impossible dream into a reality [...]