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Sun26th Feb 2012
Since December 2011, the RSPB Red Kite Officer, Adam McClure, had picked up the radio signal and had several sightings from an unusual visitor - one of the Dublin kites - to my embarrassment the kite was less than two miles from my house on the Ards Peninsula, Co Down. Last Tuesday, Andrew Murray and I had a work experience student, Phillip Patton from Regent House, Newtownards working in the office and helping with some…
A day out kiting...
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Sat4th Feb 2012
There is disappointing news again this week for the Wicklow Red Kite Reintroduction Project as yet another bird has been confirmed poisoned. The bird, a female Red Kite was found dead in the Brittas Bay area in late December. Since her release in July 07, she had found a mate and was known to have successfully bred and raised three young at a site near Redcross, Co Wicklow. A member of the public reported the…
Female Purple G Poisoned
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Fri6th Jan 2012
Following the successful release of red kites during the summer in Dublin and Wicklow, it is with disappointment that we report further recent kite deaths in Fingal. Since the release in July, this year, a total of eight [8] kites have now been recovered dead in Fingal since November. The deaths include the satellite tagged kite '@' which has flown as far as Co. Mayo on its travels and within a few weeks of returning…
Red kite @ found dead in Lusk
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Sun6th Nov 2011
Red kites bred successfully again in Wicklow during the summer of 2011 producing 17 wild young kites. The final phase of the red kite re-introduction was completed with the release of 59 kites in Wicklow and Dublin. Now in the autumn we report disappointing news that a red kite has been poisoned in Wicklow. The kite was poisoned with alphachloralose. The dead kite was handed in by a member of the public to the National…
Project Updates pic
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Wed24th Aug 2011
As the project begins to settle and radio-tracking is well underway, big movements have been occuring over the past few days with the kites. Imagine the surprise when we opened the satellite data to begin to digitise the maps for the new web page....(have a look at the attached photo) and it seems as if the bird we fitted with a satellite transmitter has decided to head west...190km west.... The Newbridge birds have becomes increasingly…
Surprising movements from @......
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