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Rare White Tailed Eagles Nesting on Lough Derg Island

30th April 2012
Rare White Tailed Eagles Nesting on Lough Derg Island

#INLAND – A pair of very rare white-tailed eagles have built a nest and are breeding on Bushy Island, Lough Derg on the Shannon navigation.

Bushy Island is a low lying island in the centre of Mountshannon Bay approx. 3 acres and, despite its name, is quite sparsely wooded. It is popular with boaters as it is a perfect place to picnic and is accessible by pier.

Boaters have been asked by Waterways Ireland that in order to protect the eagles that skippers observe a voluntary exclusion zone by not encroaching within 250m of the island.

Videos of White Tailed Eagles here

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