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Mon19th Nov 2007
A Red Kite, released in county Wicklow on the 19th of July, was found and rescued by a Leitrim Sheep farmer on the October 1st. The farmer, Michael Torsney, found the bird which was in a very weak condition, at dawn on a road verge near his farm. Michael brought the bird home and put it under a heat lamp, normally used for the care of newborn lambs. Michael’s course of action undoubtedly saved the…
Releasing the rescued kite
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Tue21st Aug 2007
Kite Collection Thirty kite chicks were collected from Mid Wales during June. The collection was facilitated by our partners the Welsh Kite Trust. The collection and transport of the chicks to Ireland took thirteen days in total. There was a gap of five days between the first visit and the second visit, this time was to allow the kites and me to settle in. During my second visit to Wales, Ann Fitzpatrick, Conservation Ranger Wicklow…
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Mon28th Aug 2006
A Red Kite, released in county Wicklow almost six weeks ago, was recovered dead on Tuesday (28/8/06). The corpse was located by radio tracking. Every Red Kite was fitted with a small radio transmitter, each with a unique radio frequency, prior to being released. The dead kite was x rayed and the bird contained 5-6 shotgun pellets alongside the obvious entry wound in its chest. The bird was shot between Sunday evening and Tuesday lunchtime…
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