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#Birds

From TheJournal.ie Extract: 'Birds are vessels for a lasting happiness that can be hard to find in other avenues of life' An Post Book Awards

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.

From TheJournal.ie Nesting boxes for swifts being installed at revamped Leinster House Conservation

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.

From TheJournal.ie Climate change happening faster than many animals can adapt, study finds Climate Change

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.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Native Irish bird species are in decline - test your knowledge on them before they disappear Irish Wildlife

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

Can you tell your curlews from your corncrakes?

From TheJournal.ie Irish bird numbers 'dramatically' declining with some species facing extinction Wing And A Prayer

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This deserted island is up for grabs at €1.25m - and some people think the government should buy it For Sale

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.

From TheJournal.ie This little brown duck was once thought to be extinct - now, its been released back into the wild Quack
From TheJournal.ie Gannets on Little Skellig are using plastic to build their nests Huge Concern

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”.

From TheJournal.ie These are the best places in the world to go birdwatching Peepers

These are the best places in the world to go birdwatching

From South Africa to Ecuador.

From TheJournal.ie Appeal for help after a dozen exotic birds escaped Dublin aviary during Storm Emma Escapees

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

It is understood that about 12 birds escaped the enclosure.

From TheJournal.ie Birds may learn new songs in similar way to how children learn new language Singalong

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland makes headlines in Norway when a white-tailed eagle is killed here' Birdwatch

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Endangered bird found dead with gunshot wounds in Co Down Red Kite

Endangered bird found dead with gunshot wounds in Co Down

Conservationists are calling it a “deliberate” attack.

From TheJournal.ie Australia: Plane makes emergency landing after flock of birds sucked into its engine Air Asia

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Shape of bird eggs related to their ability to fly - study Scrambled Theories

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.

From TheJournal.ie 7,000 year old penguin poo reveals volcanic eruptions almost wiped out Antarctic sea bird colony Innovative Technique

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.

From TheJournal.ie New plan to stop extinction of corncrake in Ireland Indigenous Species

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.

From TheJournal.ie All birds at Dublin Zoo have been moved indoors over flu threat In You Get

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poultry owners warned to keep their birds indoors Bird Flu Outbreak

Poultry owners warned to keep their birds indoors

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

From TheJournal.ie Peregrine falcon found dead at Dalkey Quarry Wildlife

Peregrine falcon found dead at Dalkey Quarry

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

From TheJournal.ie Wealthy hunters are giving thousands of killed birds to food banks in Britain Grouse

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: Did these seagull attack stories actually happen? The Birds

QUIZ: Did these seagull attack stories actually happen?

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

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie The Poolbeg Chimneys have some very unusual residents Quill To Power

The Poolbeg Chimneys have some very unusual residents

Here’s a glimpse into their life.

From TheJournal.ie The swallows are back from Africa and that means summer has officially begun Welcome Home

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Two Cavan mushroom pickers got really sick because of bird poop It Wasn't Me

Two Cavan mushroom pickers got really sick because of bird poop

It all ended up okay, in the end.

From TheJournal.ie Think our seagulls are bad? Try being attacked by an angry owl Angry Birds

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Buzzard shot and left for dead in Westmeath ISPCA

Buzzard shot and left for dead in Westmeath

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

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

Nature is amazing… from a distance.

Toucan shows off in front of a traffic camera in Brazil

Toucan play that game.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how you can see the first White Tailed Sea Eagles born in Ireland in over a century Talon Show

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.

From TheJournal.ie This bird is a brand new species discovered by zoologists at Trinity College Flowerpecker

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

The Wakatobi Flowerpecker was found in Indonesia.

From TheJournal.ie Your Ireland Is Beautiful picture of the day Double Rainbow

Your Ireland Is Beautiful picture of the day

Double rainbow!

This pesky vandalising crow is your neighbour from hell

The thug life chose him.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Was Beethoven inspired by birdsong? Young Sci 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.

Who knew cats and parrots were such mortal enemies?

Cats do not like parrots. At all.

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