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White tailed eagle chicks have fledged from nests in three counties including Kerry.

The eagles are part of a Sea Eagle Reintroduction Programme to re-establish extinct species.

The Golden Eagle Trust have confirmed that eight pairs of the eagles have laid eggs, five of which were in Kerry.

The breeding pair of White Tailed Eagles, in Glengarriff, Beara Peninsula,Co Cork. The female, on the left, from the 2009 programme, successful hatched one male White Tailed Eagle 'Eddie' happily has fledged the nest. The Male is from the 2010 Programme. This is great news for the White Tailed Eagle Reintroduction programme.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan/FREE PIC****A total of six chicks have now fledged at five nests in Kerry, Cork and Galway.

Dr Allan Mee of the Golden Eagle Trust says the eagles are now nesting again in some of our most iconic scenic and cultural landscapes such as Killarney Lakes and the western tip of the Iveragh Peninsula.