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Mon26th Oct 2009
Kite Movements There have been no confirmed reports of red kites outside of Co. Wicklow in this three month period, although Kite “Black g” has been missing since the 1st October. One 2008 bird, “Black P”, that had been missing during August & September was recorded in the release area on the 1st October. It’s whereabouts during the months it was missing are unknown. A number of 2007 birds that were known to have occupied…
Released Kite
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Sat11th Oct 2008
Kite Movements By the 1st of August a number of the newly released kites had started to leave the immediate area surrounding the release pens. Their absences were generally only for short periods, and they would be recorded in the release area a day or two later. One bird however, “Black P”, had left by the 2nd of August and was not seen again during this period. During August I began to see more of…
Kite in flight
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Sun31st Aug 2008
Kite Movements During the months of March and April the number of kites recorded in the release area reduced significantly. The highest daily count for the month of March was twenty kites, while the highest daily count for April was thirteen. This reduction in the number of birds recorded probably reflects some dispersal from the release area, but it is also exaggerated by the kites moulting the tail feathers that the radios are mounted on…
Red Kite
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Fri14th Mar 2008
Kite Locations The locations of the kites have not changed since the September - November report. The majority of the kites can still be located in and around one large farm. Kites not in the main group on this farm can be found in the surrounding area in smaller groups, they are rarely seen singly. Kites that frequent the main roost have been seen up to 9km away during the day. One report of a…
Kite feeding in flight
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Fri23rd Nov 2007
Kite Locations Since September the kites have strongly favoured one area of land in particular. This land is mainly one large privately owned farm. The farmer being well disposed towards the kites has given me free access to his lands for the purpose of monitoring the kites. The dominant habitats are improved grassland for grazing and large cereal fields. The exact area the kites tend to utilise most heavily is a hill on this farm.…
First Kite released in Ireland
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