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Bald Eagle in Britain? (1 Viewer)

I am sure a juvenile bird was rescued in Northern Ireland a few years back, and I believe repatriated after recovering.

I've a feeling there's been two records in NI. Pretty sure one was recorded in Fermanagh in the 1970s and was shot by a farmer. Can't recall where I heard this though and details could well be wrong.

Hey
Thanks for your reply , but it was more the island of Britain I was wondering about, its a long shot I guess :)

Sorry, don't know of any records.
 
One record from Yorkshire in 1865 is no longer accepted, and neither is one from Mayo in the same year. There are no accepted records from Great Britain but, as has been said, there are two records from Ireland. A bird in Kerry in 1987 was repatriated and one in 1973 in Fermanagh was shot and is now in the Ulster Museum in Belfast.

Graham
 
This link may answer some questions -http://www.bbrc.org.uk/1996report.pdf. Scroll down to page 12.

Records from Kerry in 1987 and Fermanagh in 1973. Also record from Anglesey in 1978 considered of uncertain origin.

CB
 
Hey

Thanks for your reply , but it was more the island of Britain I was wondering about, its a long shot I guess :)

Hey Philip, you do know that it's only 12 miles from North Antrim to Argyll!

So I reckon, if the Eagle managed to fly all 4,156 miles & reach Northern Ireland from North America, you might at least let it off with the last 12 miles

.... after all, remember that Northern Ireland is still technically part of Britain! ;)

Cheers
Dick
 
Technically it's not part of Britain at all. It's part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Cheers

Mike

Makes no difference to the eagle, of course.
 
There was also a record of an adult on Anglesey that was rejected as an escape. not sure about time of year and surrounding circumstances.

They are not uncommon in cpativity and its not unknown for them to zip off from being flown by their operators, so good credentials (immature, location, date, weather) will be essential.

I think however the committees have no option but to believe it could happen (it has) so get out there and find it....

John
 
"Technically it's not part of Britain at all. It's part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland"

Which can be shortened to just 'Britain'. So, yes, it is part of Britain.
 
Well if we are going to get pedantic about it, Northern Ireland is part of Britain but not of Great Britain (which is the ninth largest island in the world) ;)

No, if we are being pedantic Northern Ireland is the part of Ireland which is a constituent part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The island we're on is called Great Britain to distinguish it from Brittany (Grand Bretagne and Bretagne to our Francophone friends).

David
 
Well if we are going to get pedantic about it, Northern Ireland is part of Britain but not of Great Britain (which is the ninth largest island in the world) ;)

No it is not.

There is no such place as 'Britain' (unless you are going back to the Roman 'Britannia' which would mean England and Wales).

There is Great Britain, which consists of England, Scotland and Wales, there is the larger political entity called the United Kingdom of Great Britain AND Northern Ireland, and there is the geographical entity called the British Isles which is the above plus the rest of the island of Ireland - the Republic.
 
Can we sticky this thread or add it to the FAQs somehow? the number of times this comes up on BF is ridiculous.
 
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