Golden Eagle – 1949

Aquila chrysaetus chrysaetus

Two, which had been kept in captivity on Skomer, were released there in 1915.  One of these was soon afterwards shot near Marloes; the other, after living on Skomer for 13 years, moved to Ramsey in 1929, where it remained for several years.  A “mate” was provided from the London Zoo in June 1929; this bird, a female, was found drowned on 9 Oct 1929, washed up on the mainland opposite Ramsey.  The other was shot in March 1932 by the farmer at Ramsey, who alleged it was killing lambs.  This too, proved to be a female.

R.M.Lockley, G.C.S.Ingram, H.M.Salmon, 1949, The Birds of Pembrokeshire, The West Wales Field Society

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Golden Eagle – 1994

Aquila chrysaetos – Eryr Euraid – Introduced Two kept captive on Skomer by the Neale family were released in 1915. One was shot when visiting the nearby mainland. The other .remained on the island before moving to Ramsey in 1928 where it was eventually shot in March 1932. Another, from London Zoo, was released on […]