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Sunday, 28 March 2010

Red Kites Found Dead

From Bird Watch Ireland
Two more of Ireland's reintroduced birds of prey have been found dead, this time in Co. Wicklow. The two red kites have since tested positive for poison, less than a month since the corpse of a gold eagle was found poisoned in Sligo. The kites, which were re-introduced last July by the Golden Eagle Trust, are thought to have fed on a poisoned carcase, left out to kill foxes poaching on newly born lambs. The rising trend of such incidents is surely a worry for the Golden Eagle Trust, who will find it more difficult to obtain birds for re-introduction if this continues. The Frog Blog would like to congratulate the Golden Eagle Trust for their excellent work and wish them all the support in the future!

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