Eagle project co-ordinator fears the worst as two more birds are missing

The co-ordinator of the Golden Eagle Project says he fears the initiative could fail if there are more cases of poisoning in Donegal.

Lorcan O’Toole was speaking after it emerged yesterday that a White tailed Eagle released in Kerry three years ago was found poisoned in the Bluestacks three weeks ago.

Today, on Highland Radio's Shaun Doherty Show, Mr O'Toole said there are two birds missing which had previously nested in the Bluestacks, and he fears they too may be dead.

He says the vast majority of farmers and locals are law abiding and do not use poisons, but it will only take a few people to threaten the future of the project..........

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