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# birds - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Foxes and crows may need to be culled to protect ground-nesting birds, study suggests

The Eurasian Curlew is one of the birds at risk in Ireland as three-quarters of ground-nesting bird species face a decline in numbers around Europe.

# birds - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Conservationists slam 'horrific and illegal' mass poisoning of buzzards in Co Cork

BirdWatch Ireland said that 23 dead buzzards were recovered near Timoleague last December.

# birds - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Extract: 'Birds are vessels for a lasting happiness that can be hard to find in other avenues of life'

I’ve seen species from my bedroom window that I haven’t seen anywhere else, writes Conor W. O’Brien in an extract from his book.

# birds - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the boxes will help protect the threatened species of bird.

# birds - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Climate change happening faster than many animals can adapt, study finds

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris has launched a public consultation on the impact of climate change on the health sector.

# birds - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Quiz: Native Irish bird species are in decline - test your knowledge on them before they disappear

Can you tell your curlews from your corncrakes?

# birds - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Irish bird numbers 'dramatically' declining with some species facing extinction

The warning comes from BirdWatch Ireland, with agriculture and climate change blamed.

# birds - Sunday 24 February, 2019

This deserted island is up for grabs at €1.25m - and some people think the government should buy it

Madigan says it would require ‘considerable resource commitments’ to buy the island off the coast of Galway.

# birds - Friday 28 December, 2018

# birds - Friday 8 June, 2018

Gannets on Little Skellig are using plastic to build their nests

Use of plastic by the 70,000 or so gannets in the colony has “become obvious”.

# birds - Sunday 18 March, 2018

These are the best places in the world to go birdwatching

From South Africa to Ecuador.

# birds - Monday 5 March, 2018

Appeal for help after a dozen exotic birds escaped Dublin aviary during Storm Emma

It is understood that about 12 birds escaped the enclosure.

# birds - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Birds may learn new songs in similar way to how children learn new language

Their strategy also resembles methods used in computer linguistics to compare documents.

# birds - Sunday 29 October, 2017

'Ireland makes headlines in Norway when a white-tailed eagle is killed here'

The Norwegian government donated 15 white-tailed eagles to Ireland in 2007, in an attempt to reintroduce the species here.

# birds - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Endangered bird found dead with gunshot wounds in Co Down

Conservationists are calling it a “deliberate” attack.

# birds - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Australia: Plane makes emergency landing after flock of birds sucked into its engine

Passengers reported seeing sparks coming from one the plane’s engines.

# birds - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Shape of bird eggs related to their ability to fly - study

It goes against theories that eggs are shaped to suit their environment; eg, to stop them rolling off a cliff face.

# birds - Sunday 16 April, 2017

7,000 year old penguin poo reveals volcanic eruptions almost wiped out Antarctic sea bird colony

The changes in penguin populations had been linked to climate change.

# birds - Sunday 12 February, 2017

New plan to stop extinction of corncrake in Ireland

The bird used to be widespread in Ireland but is now only found along the north coast of Donegal and in the west of Mayo and Connemara.

# birds - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

All birds at Dublin Zoo have been moved indoors over flu threat

The measure was taken to prevent birds from contracting bird flu from wild birds.

# birds - Friday 23 December, 2016

Poultry owners warned to keep their birds indoors

It’s a precautionary measure after outbreaks of bird flu in the UK.

# birds - Monday 11 April, 2016

Peregrine falcon found dead at Dalkey Quarry

The quarry was the site of an attempted poisoning of some falcons in 2014.

# birds - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Wealthy hunters are giving thousands of killed birds to food banks in Britain

Donating the meat is aimed at improving the image of grouse hunting.

# birds - Monday 10 August, 2015

What happens when an eagle spots a drone? There's only one winner

What happens when an eagle spots a drone? There's only one winner

It’s the bird, in case you couldn’t guess.

# birds - Saturday 8 August, 2015

QUIZ: Did these seagull attack stories actually happen?

How prepared are you for a gull attack? Let’s find out.

# birds - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge Seagulls: A Timeline Of Their Reign Of Terror In Ireland Gulls Gone Wild

# birds - Saturday 18 July, 2015

The UK wants to take on 'aggressive' seagulls Angry Birds This post contains a poll

The UK wants to take on 'aggressive' seagulls

Prime Minister David Cameron says there needs to be a ‘big conversation’ about what to do about their behaviour.

# birds - Monday 13 July, 2015

The Poolbeg Chimneys have some very unusual residents

Here’s a glimpse into their life.

# birds - Sunday 26 April, 2015

The swallows are back from Africa and that means summer has officially begun

Don’t forget these little guys are a protected species…

# birds - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Two Cavan mushroom pickers got really sick because of bird poop

It all ended up okay, in the end.

# birds - Friday 13 February, 2015

Think our seagulls are bad? Try being attacked by an angry owl

One US town has erected signs to warn of malicious birds.

# birds - Monday 24 November, 2014

Buzzard shot and left for dead in Westmeath

“This poor bird must have been in agony until it was found and given pain relief.”

# birds - Saturday 23 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Massive squadron of pelicans diving for fish is both fascinating and terrifying The Birds

Massive squadron of pelicans diving for fish is both fascinating and terrifying

Nature is amazing… from a distance.

# birds - Monday 4 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Toucan shows off in front of a traffic camera in Brazil Bird's Eye View

Toucan shows off in front of a traffic camera in Brazil

Toucan play that game.

# birds - Friday 4 July, 2014

Here's how you can see the first White Tailed Sea Eagles born in Ireland in over a century

The new viewing point in County Clare allows the public view these magnificent birds without disturbing them.

# birds - Thursday 5 June, 2014

This bird is a brand new species discovered by zoologists at Trinity College

The Wakatobi Flowerpecker was found in Indonesia.

# birds - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Your Ireland Is Beautiful picture of the day

Double rainbow!

From The Daily Edge This pesky vandalising crow is your neighbour from hell Angry Birds

This pesky vandalising crow is your neighbour from hell

The thug life chose him.

# birds - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Watch: Starlings at it again with dazzling Galway murmuration Sky Dancers This post contains videos

Watch: Starlings at it again with dazzling Galway murmuration

Everyday at 4pm in Lackagh.

# birds - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Was Beethoven inspired by birdsong?

A project by a Carrick on Shannon student shows that the classical maestro may have taken much inspiration from nature.

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