Rutland ospreys: Back from the verge of extinction

A groundbreaking project to reintroduce the majestic osprey to central England is toasting its success.

Established in the 1990s, the Rutland Water Osprey Project was the first of its kind in Europe and it is hoped the birds of prey will now be allowed to colonise neighbouring counties.

This year’s young fledglings will soon make […]

The Golden Eagle Trust Ltd: 2013 Red Kite Report Ireland

The Golden Eagle Trust Ltd

“B3 flies free again in Co. Dublin!”


20th August 2013

The Dublin Red Kite Blue White B3 has been helped by the amazing actions of Nessie Bergin and north Co. Dublin farmer David Garrigan. Mr Garrigan who initially found the tagged […]

England: North East Red Kite Breeding Report 2013

Friends of Red Kites (FoRK) have released the latest figures regarding the species’ success during the 2013 breeding season in the Northeast of England. For some reason-probably the loss of kites to illegal persecution in winter when they wander around-the population is failing to expand on the pattern of other re-introductions. The figures for […]

White-tailed eagle: First eaglet successfully fledged in east Scotland reports RSPB

For the first time in almost two centuries a pair of White-tailed eagles have bred in the east of mainland Scotland.

Conservationists confirmed today (20 August) that a pair released in 2009 as part of a successful reintroduction project, have raised one chick in a Forestry Commission Scotland wood in Fife.

Between […]

The Lone Dancer-A Window of Renewed Opportunity for returning a second Golden Eagle back to Cumbria.

Resulting from renewed concern at the plight of the single male Golden Eagle at the historic Haweswater nesting territory in the Mardale Valley, Cumbria, we are bringing the story written by Ewan Miles up to date. Anyone who has been reading recent comments posted by Doug Tricker will already know that a proposal has been […]

Scottish Natural Heritage: Scottish Ospreys help Spain reintroduction

Twelve young Scottish Osprey have been released on the north Spanish coast near Bilbao, as the first stage of a five-year project to restore breeding Ospreys to the Basque Country. Last year, the Biscay Regional Council and the Urdaibai Bird Center asked Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) for permission for the project. SNH issued a special […]

First two Irish White-tailed eagles chicks in 110 years almost ready to fledge

Irish Scientists are hopeful that the first two White-tailed eagles hatched in 110 years will fledge from their tree eyrie built on an island on Lough Derg in Mountshannon, Co. Clare within the next few days, this will indeed be a historic moment for everyone involved in this Irish reintroduction project.

New images of the first Golden Eagle chick hatched in the Czech Republic in 120 years

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 […]

Irish White-Tailed Eagle Reintroduction – Historic Landmark Success, as the first chicks in 110 years hatch.

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 […]

The remarkable story of ‘Anicka’ a Golden Eagle shot in the Czech Republic but now breeding in Slovakia

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 […]