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Eagle Nest At least one white-tailed eagle chick has hatched on Lough Lein in Killarney.

This is the first time in more than 100 years that chicks have been born on the Killarney lake.

The bird of prey was reintroduced to Kerry from Norway in 2007, in a project between the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Golden Eagle Trust.

Project Manager of the White-Tailed Eagle Reintroduction Programme, Allan Mee says it’s welcome news.

He says this pair had one chick last year in Tomies Mountain but their nest fell out of the tree; they relocated to Brown Island on Lough Lein, Killarney and in the last 7 to 10 days they had at least one chick, but there may be a second.

Allan Mee says local anglers have been watching over the nest, and he’s very thankful for their co-operation.