Mountshannon Eagles

Mountshannon Eagles

Home of the White Tailed Sea Eagle on Lough Derg. County Clare. Ireland

august 2013


The juveniles are spending most of the time at the back of the island where there are a few dead trees that allow them practice landings and take offs. The male has been seen catching fish and leaving them for the chicks to feed on. The female has been seen on Bushy but it is mainly the male that carries out the parenting duties, including on occasions forcing the juveniles to follow him to collect their food. The male has been seen leaving food into the nest for the chicks.


From the harbour both juveniles could be seen flying high over Bushy Island shortly before the start of the senior hurling championship match.


The adult eagles did a lot of flying over the lake today with some flights close to the harbour area. They were also visible on Cribby Island, Bushy Island and the Point of Rhine. One of the eagle chicks ate a fish that the male brought to the nest earlier from Cribby Island.

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