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    NestWatch 2014 - The Herring Gull
    The Herring Gull's nest is located on a roof at the RTÉ Campus. There are three eggs in the nest, and on Tuesday, June 3rd, two of those eggs hatched! Click here to watch

    Dawn Chorus Saturday 17 May 2014

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    Dawn Chorus

    Join Derek Mooney and the wildlife team in a six-hour live marathon broadcast from Cuskinny Marsh Nature Reserve in Co. Cork as we celebrate the beauty of birdsong

    Hedgerows and the Law

    Hedgerows in Ireland form important features in maintaining wildlife diversity and in establishing wildlife "corridors", particularly for birds. The commonest nesting birds found in hedgerows such as wrens, dunnocks, robin and willow warblers depend entirely on insects during the Summer months. In general untrimmed, thorned hedgerows containing species such as blackthorn, whitethorn and holly are favoured by birds as they provide ample food and also serve as a protection against predators.

    Section 40 of the Wildlife Act, 1976, as amended by Section 46 of the 2000 Act, provides protection for hedgerows by providing that it shall be an offence for a person to cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy hedgerows on uncultivated land during the nesting season from 1 March to 31 August, subject to certain exceptions. It is important that, where possible, necessary work to hedgerows is carried out outside this period.

    It is possible in most cases to schedule and carry out necessary work to hedgerows outside this period. The legislation makes provision for works (other than road or other construction works) to be carried out for reasons of public health and safety under the authority of any Minister or a body established by statute that lead to the destruction of vegetation. There is also a provision to enable the Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government to request from the relevant Minister or body details of any such works together with a statement of the public health and safety factors involved.

    It shall not be an offence to destroy vegetation in the ordinary course of agriculture or forestry. Also it shall not be illegal to destroy vegetation while preparing or clearing a site for lawful building or construction works.

    It is the policy of the Minister to prosecute for offences under section 40 of the Wildlife Acts 1976 and 2000 and successful prosecutions have been taken under this section in recent years. Members of the public are encouraged to contact their local wildlife ranger and report instances where hedgerows are being destroyed during the prohibited period.

    To contact your local wildlife ranger, click here for contact details. To read the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000, click here.

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    Please DO NOT send any live, dead or skeletal remains of any creature whatsoever to Mooney Goes Wild.

    If you find an injured animal or bird, please contact the National Parks & Wildlife Service on 1890 20 20 21, or BirdWatch Ireland, on 01 281-9878, or visit www.irishwildlifematters.ie

     

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 05:16
      Title: Blackbird
      Performer(s): Sharon Shannon
      Performer(s): Sharon Shannon
      Album: The Galway Girl: The Best of Sharon Shannon
      Duration: 4:10
    • 05:20
      Title: In The Mad
      Composer: Ultan Conlon
      Performer(s): Ultan Conlon
      Performer(s): Ultan Conlon
      Album: Songs of Love so Cruel, DARK SIDE OUT RECORDS
      Duration: 3:26
    • 05:22
      Title: It Never Rains In Southern California
      Performer(s): Albert Hammond
      Performer(s): Albert Hammond
      Album: 100 Hits of the '70S
      Duration: 3:36
    • 05:23
      Title: New Dawn Fades
      Performer(s): Joy Division
      Performer(s): Joy Division
      Album: The Best of Joy Division
      Duration: 4:57
    • 05:24
      Title: She's Lost Control
      Performer(s): Joy Division
      Performer(s): Joy Division
      Album: Unknown Pleasures (Collector's Edition)
      Duration: 4:07
    • 05:24
      Title: Transmission
      Performer(s): Joy Division
      Performer(s): Joy Division
      Album: The Best of Joy Division
      Duration: 3:48
    • 05:25
      Title: Songbird -- Songbird
      Performer(s): Fleetwood Mac
      Performer(s): Fleetwood Mac
      Duration: 3:26
    • 05:26
      Title: Bird On A Wire
      Performer(s): Leonard Cohen (Vocal)
      Performer(s): Leonard Cohen (Vocal)
      Duration: 6:33
    • 05:28
      Title: Morning Has Broken
      Performer(s): Cat Stevens
      Performer(s): Cat Stevens
      Album: The Very Best of Cat Stevens
      Duration: 3:30
    • 05:32
      Title: Bluebird
      Performer(s): Paul Mccartney & Wings
      Performer(s): Paul Mccartney & Wings
      Album: Band On the Run (Remastered)
      Duration: 3:34
    • 05:33
      Title: California Blue
      Performer(s): Roy Orbison
      Performer(s): Roy Orbison
      Album: The Very Best of Roy Orbison, Virgin, 7243 8 42483 2 1 CDV2804
      Duration: 4:09
    • 05:35
      Title: Upside Down
      Performer(s): Jack Johnson
      Performer(s): Jack Johnson
      Album: Sing-a-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George
      Duration: 3:43
    • 05:36
      Title: Together You And I
      Composer: Parton/Arr Wells
      Performer(s): Dolly Parton
      Performer(s): Dolly Parton
      Album: Better Day, Sony Music, 88697915312
      Duration: 4:09
    • 05:37
      Title: Shattered Image
      Performer(s): Dolly Parton
      Performer(s): Dolly Parton
      Album: All I Can Do
      Duration: 3:38
    • 05:39
      Title: After All
      Performer(s): The Frank & Walters
      Performer(s): The Frank & Walters
      Album: Frank And Walters 'Best Of' (Digital Only)
      Duration: 3:22
    • 05:42
      Title: Blackbird
      Performer(s): Sean Keane
      Performer(s): Sean Keane
      Album: A Portrait Best of 1993-2003
      Duration: 2:34
    • 05:44
      Title: I Like Birds
      Performer(s): Eels
      Performer(s): Eels
      Album: Daisies of the Galaxy
      Duration: 2:43
    • 05:50
      Title: Waterloo Sunset
      Performer(s): The Kinks
      Performer(s): The Kinks
      Album: Best of British
      Duration: 3:26

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