June 11th. The site at Mountshannon harbour is being prepared, by Clare County Council, for the arrival of the hide in the coming weeks.
The nest is hard to observe now that the leaves are open on the smaller ash trees that reach to nest level. The adults are able to perch on branches of the nest tree allowing them attend to the chick and observe their surroundings. The chick’s feathers are now mostly brown and it can be seen testing its wings with vigorous flapping.
June 14th. The eagles have been feeding the chick and can be seen regularly coming and going from the nest site.
June 14th. Photo of Mountshannon Bay. (c) Philip Mc Caffrey