White Tailed Eagle found dead in Tipperary.

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One of the first two White-tailed Eagles to fledge successfully from a nest in co Clare in 2013 has been found dead in Tipperary. 

According to Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the young male eagle was reared by a pair of White tailed Eagles at a nest on Lough Derg near Mountshannon Co Clare and successfully flew from the nest in July of last year along with its siblings. 

The last  confirmed sighting was of one of the two juveniles near Dromineer Co Tipperary 

However recently a dead White tailed Eagel was found near Ballinderry in North Tipperary.

A subsequent post mortem by pathologists at the Regional Veterinary  Laboratory showed the young eagle had been shot.

The shooting of the bird was condemmed by the department and the gardai have been notified.

Anyone with information on this crime should contact ANnGarda Siochana 067 50450or The National Parks and Wildlife Service 076 1002501