Eagle found dead in Fermanagh

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The Irish Wildlife Trust has revealed that another white tailed eagle has been found dead.

A spokesperson for the trust said: “We are sorry to bring you the terrible news that another white tailed eagle has been found dead.

“Ingar was a male born in 2009 who had spent alot of time around Lough Erne was found dead.

“It had been hoped that he was going to set up a territory on the lake and take a mate but sadly this is not to be.

“With a long life span and small reproductive output, every eagle is important in the reintroduction scheme and every loss a heavy heavy blow.

“People on this island, north and south need to unite to stamp out the persecution of all our wildlife, especially birds of prey.”

The PSNI have launched into the circumstances which led to the eagle’s death.

The PSNI said: “The remains of a white-tailed eagle were recovered in Fermanagh on Saturday, February 7th, in the Newbridge Road area of Lisnaskea.

“Many people may not be 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.”