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    Raven Love

    Raven Love

    Love is in the air and traditionally St. Valentine’s Day is the day in which the robin chooses its mate. Well, for the much larger Rook, it happens a lot earlier in the year! Eddie Drew runs Copsewood Aviaries in Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow and he has a pair of ravens for a number of years now. They have bred successfully for three years and are presently nest building and eggs should be laid in the next week or two. The aviary is open to the public at weekends and there is a wide variety of birds on show and for ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/mooney/programmes/2014/0214/504306-mooney-friday-14-february-2014/?clipid=1418019
    V Formation Flying

    V Formation Flying

    Dr Steven Portugal, a researcher in the Royal Veterinary Hospital in Hertfordshire examines the V-formation in the flying patterns of some birds, and gets to the bottom of why this method is so efficient.   Katriona McFadden and Eric Dempsey visit Kilcoole in Co Wicklow to see some Brent Geese and Greylag Geese. This is the best time to watch the ‘wintering’ Geese in Ireland before they head back to their breeding grounds in high-Arctic Canada and Iceland, respectively. For more on wintering geese in Ireland visit BirdWatch Ireland http://www.birdwatchireland.ie/IrelandsBirds/Geese/tabid/544/Default.aspx or contact Eric Dempsey at http://birdsireland.com/contactus/

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/mooney/programmes/2014/0124/499880-mooney-friday-24-january-2014/?clipid=1401791
    Edenderry Birds In Danger

    Edenderry Birds In Danger

    Anyone familiar with the town of Edenderry in County Offaly will know one of its central attractions is the canal, a waterway that has been home to a flock of friendly ducks for many years. But in recent weeks a number of the birds have been targeted and decapitated by person – or persons unknown... Noel Cribbin is an Independent member of Edenderry Town Council and he spoke to Sean

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1011/479757-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-11-october-2013/?clipid=1330364

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