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Mon10th Nov 2014
Ingar has been pretty much settled back on Upper Lough Erne, Fermanagh, in the last couple of weeks and looks likely that he will spend the winter there. Lots of great wooded islands and shoreline to choose from. Its amazing how individual birds change in their habitat use as they get older and presumably think about settling down, establishing a territory and breeding. Ingar spent much of his first two years of life inland in…
Ingar 10nov14
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Tue28th Oct 2014
Aoibheall has been making some nice flights south and south-east to the Tipperary shore and also one flight east towards Williamstown. The autumn weather is still pretty mild and windy but the days are getting shorter as we lead into the winter. Aoibheall is showing all the signs she might spend the winter on Lough Derg
Aoibheall_28oct14
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Wed22nd Oct 2014
Ingar has been exploring Upper and Lower Lough Erne over the last 10 days or so. From moving up and down the full extent of Upper L Erne in the early part of Oct Ingar headed north-west to Lower L Erne on 17/10, roosting on Boa Island at the north end of the lough on 18/10, before heading back south past Enniskillen the next day. He has some beautiful country to himself...or has he?
Ingar 20oct14
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Mon20th Oct 2014
Aoibheall has been active over the last week making short trips, mostly south and south-east, to the Ogonelloe and Tipperary shores. One of her more adventurous flights took in a 9km trip south to the slopes of Tountinna in the Arra Mountains, the highest peak on the east shore, perhaps using some of the autumn winds we’ve been experienced recently. But she is still using the Mountshannon area as base camp
Aoibheall_20oct14
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Thu16th Oct 2014
Since she fledged from her nest on Lough Derg on 26 July, WTSE chick Aoibheall has been slowly expanding her range and exploring her environment. She made one trip 9 kilometres south-west to the edge of the Slieve Bernagh mountains in south-east Clare and more recently visited the Tipperary side of the lough. However she still seems keen to return to base most days near Mountshannon where her parents, Caimin (2008 red tag Y) and…
Aoibheall sat data_13oct14
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