Mooney Friday 30 May 2014

Hornøya's Seabird Colony

From June 10th to July 12th, you can follow a live show from a bird cliff on an island called Hornøya, in the distant north-east of Norway.  About 100,000 sea birds are nesting in the steep mountainside at Hornøya, near Vardø in Finnmark.

 

 

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Derek Mooney with his unique mix of conversation, information, advice and entertainment

On Mooney today...

Philip McCabe on what to do if 30,000 bees land in your back garden, Why are birds’ nests causing cars to go on fire in the Orkney islands? and, we visit Birr, in County Offaly where nature-friendly residents are building safe corridors for hedgehogs to travel between gardens.

Sark Sky Status

RTÉ Radio 1 producer Aonghus McAnally was recently in Sark, a small island in the Channel Islands in the southwestern English Channel off the coast of Normandy, France.

RTÉ Radio 1 Aonghus McAnally pictured above in Sark. 

Sue Daly captured this amazing picture of a night sky in Sark.

If you have time, check out Sue Daly's video of a spectacular night sky.

 

Blue Wasps Nest

One of our listeners, Jess Curran emailed us in this week about a small wasps nest that she found in her garden shed. It is about the size of a plum or a golf ball, the interesting part of is that the nest is blue in colour.

So we sent our own bee expert Philip Mc Cabe out to investigate for The Mooney Show.

Herringull's Nesting in Howth

Karen Kaveh in Howth emailed us, she spotted this boat in Howth harbour. This gull has made her nest on the deck on top of the anti seagull netting ! She has laid 5 eggs.

Large Egg Buried In A Garden

Pat Duggan emailed us in with this picture of a large egg which he found this morning, Pat is totally perplexed as to what bird it came from or how it got there.

It was under about 40mm of soil close to roots of the flowers we were digging out with the inner membrane still intact. The biggest bird we have seen around here are Pheasants, Sparrow Hawks or an Owl, but the egg is bigger than any eggs these birds lay.

It measures 90mm long and 60mm wide.

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