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Wed24th Aug 2011
After an absence of several hundred years, red kites will soon be gliding over the fields and woods across north County Dublin. There were 26 young red kites, which were collected under licence from wild nests in Wales, released from a secluded wood within Newbridge Demesne, near Donabate and a further 13 young red kites were released from a private location in north Fingal. The Newbridge red kites were released into the wild, by Minister…
Tony Cross selects a chick for export to Ireland
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Thu28th Jul 2011
I got the call from Lorcan O'Toole asking would I be interested in working on red kites... wow, I felt very humbled. Damian Clarke's secondment to the Golden Eagle Trust (GET) was coming to an end and he was returning to Wildlife Ranger duties. Damian has and continues to do an amazing job on the kites and raptors in Wicklow and beyond and the success of red kites breeding in Ireland is testament to the…
Red kite (59) originating from Black Isle, Scotland
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Tue26th Oct 2010
News of the first Irish Red Kite chicks in well over two hundred years got good media coverage when the story broke back in May. So there will be no surprises when I say the project has had a fantastic year. At least 12 Irish chicks fledged and we imported and released a further 26 young Welsh kite chicks. 38 new Kites for the skies of Wicklow :) By late spring we had located nine…
Red Kite chicks
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Mon24th May 2010
Red Kite chicks have been discovered in a nest in Wicklow, the first known to have hatched in Ireland in well over two hundred years. The initial discovery was made a number of weeks ago during routine nest monitoring. The two small chicks were seen in a nest heavily lined with old rags, a habit of kites well known to our Irish ancestors. Préachán Ceirteach, the "Cloth Kite", has truly returned. The project to restore…
Red Kite chicks
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Mon2nd Nov 2009
Kite Movements In the early part of the year the kites were mainly tracked in and around their communal roosts. This allows for those kites that have now dropped their radios, the 2007 birds, to be monitored visually by sighting their wing tags. By February, 21 of the original 30 kites released, in 2007, had been identified at a roost site at some point over the winter. This gives a minimum first year survival rate…
Pre-roost Kites
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