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Wed24th Oct 2012
The successful Dublin red kite project launched in 2011, with support from National Parks & Wildlife Service of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, The Welsh Kite Trust, Fingal LEADER Partnership, Fingal County Council and a suite of volunteers; the Golden Eagle Trust reports that there were three pairs of young kites established in the summer of 2012 in North County Dublin. However, none of these kites successfully nested. The kites are still…
Red kite in flight, Fingal Co. Dublin
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Sun26th Aug 2012
An Irish Red Kite, hatched and fledged from a nest in Wicklow, has for the first time nested, bred and reared its own young near Redcross. As part of the national bird of prey reintroduction programmes in Ireland, Red Kites, Golden Eagles and White-tailed Eagles have all bred in Ireland in recent years. But all these breeding adults have hatched in their respective donor stock countries (Wales, Scotland and Norway) and were subsequently collected and…
Red kite chicks and gloves
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Wed13th Jun 2012
As a volunteer looking for some work experience, I really wasn?t sure what to expect when I arrived in Wicklow, or what the next week might hold in store for me in terms of sightings, work and of course the weather. However, after a night in the Woodenbridge Hotel, Marc Ruddock and I quickly established how my time would play out and (once I?d got to grips with the observation form) I quickly found myself…
Scope & gorse - Co. Wicklow
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Thu12th Apr 2012
The autumn and winter has required a lot of fieldwork and also a large amount of data entry, reports and funding claims to compile ? unfortunately it's not all about watching kites and sometimes we have to do some 'real' work! We are extremely grateful to our all project funders and the support from the public and volunteers. Since the winter and the disappointing loss of nine kites in Dublin during November and December to…
Declan Cairney donates profits to Golden Eagle Trust
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Sun8th Apr 2012
The red kite is now a familiar sight around Wicklow farms and villages. Particularly in Avoca village throughout the year and also where notably large communal roosts occur in the winter. People from near and far have come to see the kites and many are captivated by the sight of the graceful, forked-tailed kite floating and gliding over fields, villages and woods in Wicklow. The Golden Eagle Trust in partnership with the National Parks &…
Wicklow Red Kite Winter's Tale & Woodenbridge Talk
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