The Golden Eagle Trust and the RSPB have announced the latest figures for breeding birds in Counties Down and Wicklow.
Progress of Red Kite breeding since the reintroduction project began 4 years ago is as follows:
Northern Ireland (Co Down)
Republic of Ireland (Co Wicklow)
Since the project began in Northern Ireland in 2008, four Red Kites have been killed due to illegal persecution, with one being shot and three dying as a result of poisons.
|Red Kite Chick - Adam McClure|
|Wing tagging a Red Kite chick - Adam McClure|