Having spent many hours on nest monitoring over the past five months it was very pleasing to see two fully grown and healthy looking young birds readying themselves for their first flight. The young birds are still hanging around the island where the nest was located, in spite of what appeared to be repeated attempts by both parents recently to lure them further a field. The photos below were taken by Nigel Beers Smith recently. Nigel has been stationed at Mountshannon for the past six months photographing and filming the birds. See his Mountshannon-White-Tailed-Sea-Eagles Facebook Page for more excellent photos.
|Male White-tailed Eagle 'Red Y' at Mountshannon © Nigel Beers Smith|
|Male 'Red Y' attempting to lure one of the young birds into the open © Nigel Beers Smith|
|Common Tern ©Tom Tarpey|
|Black-headed Gull ©Tom Tarpey|