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[air-ee, eer-ee] /ˈɛər i, ˈɪər i/
Also, eyry. Unabridged
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  • Falcons startled from the eyrie have been known to damage eggs or injure nestlings.
  • Chicks stay in the eyrie six to seven weeks after hatching and are brought food by both parents.
  • If any are found, a site management plan will be developed to provide protection to the eyrie.
  • Noise and visual disturbance have the potential to interrupt peregrine falcon reproductive activities at any active eyrie.
British Dictionary definitions for eyrie


/ˈɪərɪ; ˈɛərɪ; ˈaɪərɪ/
the nest of an eagle or other bird of prey, built in a high inaccessible place
the brood of a bird of prey, esp an eagle
any high isolated position or place
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin airea, from Latin ārea open field, hence nest
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Word Origin and History for eyrie

see aerie.

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