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Irish Hen Harrier Winter Survey - November 2016
At this time of year, it is awesome and inspiring to see Hen Harriers congregate together at communal roosts. To know that your recording of the roost watches is going directly towards informing the Irish Hen Harrier Winter Survey  gives as much pleasure an...

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The Hen Harrier Diaries: Final Entry. Work on the Hen Harrier Diaries commenced on the 28th of February, nearly six months later it has finally come to a conclusion it has been a disappointing year to say the least, with only two of our six pairs managing t...

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Hen Harrier Diaries: Entry No. 7 The Hen Harriers from the Hen Harrier Diaries have been working vigorously over the last few weeks to provide sufficient food for their young chicks, unfortunately it has not been all plain sailing for three of our pairs. Pa...

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Hen Harrier Diaries: Entry No. 6 After an extremely busy few months we have finally decided on the six pairs we are going to follow for the Hen Harrier Diaries 2016, the six pairs are all situated in territories from the Stacks to Mullaghariek Mountains Spe...

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The Hen Harrier Diaries: Entry No. 5 The Hen Harrier breeding season is now in full swing, with birds occupying all four territories checked over the last week. One of the sites checked was the territory of Penny the young female from the Hen Harrier Diarie...

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Farming and Hen Harriers – from the ground up.
    Lets start with why, and lets finish with the solution that
we want.   Why are Hen Harriers
one of the rarest and most endangered species in Ireland?               Their habitats have been lost and damaged across large
areas. Their prey base has been de...

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Hen Harrier Diaries: Entry No. 4
Saturday saw 5 different sites covered. It was more like a winter Roost watch at one of the sites as the hailstones and snow came falling down. The resident male and female rested up in the white blizzard and waited until it abated. To fly around and get un...

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Hen Harrier Diaries: Entry No. 3
Hen Harrier Diaries: Entry No 3 The spectacular Hen Harrier breeding season was in full flow again today. The warm air and gentle breeze helped the birds soar to astonishing heights. Two traditional breeding sites in Kerry were checked today. One of the bre...

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Hen Harrier Diaries: Entry No. 2
Today saw the Hen Harrier season well and truly get off the mark with the first food pass witnessed for 2016. This stage of the season is arguably one of the most important of all. The body condition of the females will determine how many eggs they will lay...

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Hen Harrier Diaries 2016. Entry No. 1
Sky Dancing Male Hen Harrier (photo David Palmer)   This is a wonderful time of the year if you want to enjoy watching Hen Harriers. It is when they perform their courtship displays, known as the sky dance. Really, words cannot do this aerial display justic...
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