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A place for regular news, stories and to share my knowledge of wildlife

Fascinating facts about the Gannet

Gannet in flight

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Observations of how we respond to predation

Some rambling thoughts on the language we use, empathy and our tendency towards anthropomorphism

Young Male lions patiently waiting for a Warthog to leave its burrow

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The Fulmar (Northern Fulmar - Fulmarus glacialis) Irish: Fulmaire is a fascinating bird.

Fulmar launching off a cliff

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Here is the state of my neoprene lens covers from a leading manufacturer after a few years

frayed lens cover

When you spend a good chunk of money on your camera lens a quality neoprene cover can help keep it free of knocks and scratches

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Can you tell your Rock Pipit from a Meadow Pipit?

Meadow Pipit vs Rock Pipit

When you first spot a Pipit you might be forgiven for thinking you have spotted a small thrush of some kind

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Observing and identifying birds isn't just about 'Bird Watching'

name the birds

'Bird Listening' is a really effective skill to develop where our feathered friends are difficult to spot or visibility is poor.

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Video Clip showing skilled feeding technique

Meadow Pipit

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Looking at the palette of colours - can you name each bird found in Ireland (A1, B1, A2, B2)

bird puzzle number 4

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Mesmerising video of Knot dancing with the Atlantic

Cluster of Knot video

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This video clip shows the sheer beauty of the Kingfisher's plumage

Kingfisher - Jewel of the Waterways

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Observing and identifying birds isn't just about 'Bird Watching'

name the birds

'Bird Listening' is a really effective skill to develop where our feathered friends are difficult to spot or visibility is poor.

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Looking at the palette of colours - can you name each bird found in Ireland (A1, A2, B1, B2)

bird puzzle number 2

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Looking at the palette of colours - can you name each bird found in Ireland (A1, A2, B1, B2)

bird puzzle number 1

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This video clip shows a strange ability of the Godwit

Bar-tailed Godwit showing distal rhynchokinesis

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A video clip with enhanced sound taken on 15 June 2020 aboard the 'Holly-Jo' (Cork Whale Watch) from Reen Pier

Short-beaked Common Dolphin Sounds- West Cork

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The Ringed Plover seems to risk all

The Ringed Plover seems to risk it all

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A short video taken on 15 June 2020 aboard the 'Holly-Jo' (Cork Whale Watch) from Reen Pier

Dolphins - West Cork

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A short narrated video helping you to identify the Greenshank (Donaghmore, West Cork)

Studying the Greenshank

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