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Derek and team discuss why some birds walk while others hop. Terry Flanagan reports from Herbert Park on the mating behavior of Mallard & the aerobatic insect-catching Pied Wagtails. Dr Matthew Jebb brings us up to date with the latest news on photosynthesis & Dr Simon Berrow on a petition to have Basking Sharks protected in Irish waters.
The Tame Robin
Niall Hatch took this photo of a very tame Robin at BirdWatch Ireland's East Coast Nature Reserve in Co. Wicklow. It was taken with his phone without any zoom at all: Niall was able to hold the phone just an inch or two from the bird.
Derek and the team discuss why some birds walk while others hop.
Pied Wagtails in Herbert Park Dublin
A Grey wagtail - Photo - Terry Flanagan
Terry Flanagan reports from Herbert Park on the mating behavior of Mallard and the aerobatic insect-catching Pied Wagtails.
The Swastika Laundry Chimney in Dublin - Photo - Terry Flanagan
A branch of an oak tree with green leaves and young acorns on a sunny summer or spring day. Photo - Getty
Dr Matthew Jebb, director of the National Botanic Gardens brings us up to date with the latest news on photosynthesis.
Dr Simon Berrow tells us about a petition to have Basking Sharks protected in Irish waters.
Basking sharks have had legislative protection in the UK since 1998 and Irish conservationists said it is of paramount importance that Ireland follows suit.
For more information go to baskingshark.ie
If you want to sign Simon's petition Click Here
WHATSAPP Listener Query
A Grey Heron in flight - Photo Getty
Mooney listener Mero Ward makes an observation about Grey Herons being fed by people on the Royal Canal and asks, Is this good for the herons?
A Blackbird at Derek's House
A Blackbird perched on the chimney cap on Derek's house. Another fabulous photo by Derek Mooney.
The sound of Blackbird was coming from Derek's fireplace.