08 November 2016
Participant at Revealing Our Raptors Event

Autumn has definitely arrived with swallows and martins preparing to leave and rowan trees and hawthorn laden with fruit.

It’s a busy time of year for the RaptorLIFE team. The following provides a short update on what we have been up to.

 

Hen harrier monitoring

20 October 2016
20 October 2016
20 October 2016
19 October 2016

Autumn has definitely arrived with swallows and martins preparing to leave and rowan trees and hawthorn laden with fruit. It’s a busy time of year for the RaptorLIFE team. The above is a short update on our activities.

19 October 2016

Summer is in full swing with meadows in bloom, and birds and mammals busily gathering food for their young. The RaptorLIFE team have also been busy! The above link provides a short update on what we have been up to.

19 October 2016

Spring is here and the animals and plants of Duhallow are beginning to wake up from the long, wet winter. Daffodils are starting to bloom, and the weather is getting warmer and the days a little longer. Click on the click above to find out what RaptorLIFE have been up to.

23 September 2016
Come join us for Revealing our Raptors! Held at IRD Duhallow from 1.30 - 4.30pm. A day to learn all about our native birds of prey, a free event suitable for all ages!
23 September 2016
Juv male harrier Fionn at nest in Ballyhouras, Co. Cork, July 2016

This male was tagged on 7/7 at a site in the Ballyhoura Hills, North Cork, at approx. 28 days old. It’s nest site was in dense heather/gorse among 2nd rotation conifers, quite close to a used track high up the mountainside. This male was one of a brood of 3 that fledged successfully from the nest. After fledging he remained in the nest area for some weeks when he could be heard calling/begging for food and being fed by the adult female who was still on site.

23 September 2016
Nest site in Mullaghareirks, July 2016, Nest site in dense bramble/rush in forest ride, Mullaghareirks, July 2016

This female was tagged on the 15th of July at an approximate age of 24-26 days. The nest was located at a traditional bramble and rush site in the Mullaghareirk Mountains in Co. Cork. Monitored by both staff and volunteers as part of IRD Duhallow’s RaptorLIFE project, the chick was in a brood of 2 and was the heaviest of all the 10 chicks tagged this year.