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!