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Forum: Ireland Saturday 23rd May 2009, 12:52
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Posted By ardnasx1
Biodiversity Week Event

There will be an information day for the Little Tern Conservation Project on the beach at Baltray Sunday 24th May from 11am to 1pm.

All welcome!
Forum: Ireland Sunday 26th April 2009, 18:34
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Posted By ardnasx1
Larry Lenehan had 3 little terns at Baltray...

Larry Lenehan had 3 little terns at Baltray yesterday, first sighting I'm aware of.

Busy times ahead!
Forum: Ireland Sunday 22nd March 2009, 14:25
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Posted By ardnasx1
Maurice Conaghy had a wheatear at Baltray on...

Maurice Conaghy had a wheatear at Baltray on Friday.
Forum: Ireland Tuesday 6th January 2009, 11:24
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Posted By ardnasx1
Belated congratulations Derek to yourself and...

Belated congratulations Derek to yourself and Rose on the arrival of Diarmuid!

Congratulations also to Peter Phillips and Olivia on the arrival of their baby Rose!

And one final piece of good news...
Forum: Ireland Thursday 18th September 2008, 12:22
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Posted By ardnasx1
Just to fill in a bit more detail on the buzzard...

Just to fill in a bit more detail on the buzzard - it was found with an injured wing by a local falconer and brought to a vet who gave it little chance of ever flying again. Maurice Conaghy took on...
Forum: Ireland Monday 21st July 2008, 17:18
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Posted By ardnasx1
Thanks Tom and thanks for putting in the link. ...

Thanks Tom and thanks for putting in the link. Seemingly the Sunday 9 o'clock news gets the biggest audience for news for the week so it really was fantastic for the project.
Forum: Ireland Friday 11th July 2008, 09:30
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Posted By ardnasx1
I spoke to them on Monday, they had severe losses...

I spoke to them on Monday, they had severe losses and had found a lot of dead chicks but they hadn't completed a full chick count at that stage and didn't know how many they have left.

The latest...
Forum: Ireland Monday 7th July 2008, 14:24
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Posted By ardnasx1
It really was an excellent night and a huge thank...

It really was an excellent night and a huge thank you is due to Cathal Johnson who more or less single handedly organised the whole thing, a great effort which really paid off and is hugely...
Forum: Ireland Tuesday 1st July 2008, 14:23
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Posted By ardnasx1
Little Tern Benefit Concert at Spirit Store, Dundalk

Louth Nature Trust in conjunction with the Spirit Store presents a benefit concert for the Little Tern Conservation Project at Baltray, which will take place in the Spirit Store, George's Quay,...
Forum: Ireland Thursday 26th June 2008, 10:46
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Posted By ardnasx1
The Little Tern project in Baltray suffered a...

The Little Tern project in Baltray suffered a blow Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, with 44 eggs being predated.

Our main suspects are gulls. The electric fence was fully functional and there...
Forum: Ireland Wednesday 18th June 2008, 10:26
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Posted By ardnasx1
The first 2 little tern chicks hatched this...

The first 2 little tern chicks hatched this morning. The number of nests has risen to 29, with more birds still digging nest holes and engaging in courtship.
Forum: Ireland Saturday 14th June 2008, 16:30
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Posted By ardnasx1
The count at Baltray at the moment is 31 nests...

The count at Baltray at the moment is 31 nests with 58 eggs, though we suspect that 4 of these have been abandoned, which would leave us with more realistic figures of 27 nests and 54 eggs. We had...
Forum: Ireland Thursday 5th June 2008, 10:32
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Posted By ardnasx1
The little tern nest count was 7 as of yesterday....

The little tern nest count was 7 as of yesterday. For whatever reason they have been a lot slower than expected, but the full 40+ birds (same number as last year) are all around, digging away at...
Forum: Ireland Tuesday 27th May 2008, 09:50
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Posted By ardnasx1
Found the first little tern egg at Baltray...

Found the first little tern egg at Baltray yesterday evening. They seem to be a bit behind other colonies, in Kilcoole and in the UK, but hopefully now that things have started they'll catch up...
Forum: Ireland Saturday 24th May 2008, 19:42
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Posted By ardnasx1
Hi Niall Haven't found any eggs yet at Baltray,...

Hi Niall

Haven't found any eggs yet at Baltray, although the signs are there that they are preparing to lay, as in landing, digging holes, courtship displays. We'll be keeping a very close eye over...
Forum: Ireland Friday 23rd May 2008, 11:21
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Posted By ardnasx1
Hi Dolce Chances are what you saw was a stoat. ...

Hi Dolce

Chances are what you saw was a stoat. Stoats and pine martens are both long thin animals, but pine martens are extremely rare and there are very few local records. Stoats are a lot more...
Forum: Ireland Sunday 11th May 2008, 09:38
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Posted By ardnasx1
A great day's work was done at Baltray getting...

A great day's work was done at Baltray getting the fencing up and a huge thanks to all who turned out -
Margaret and Tommy Reilly from early morning, Kieran Campbell, Paddy Carolan, Eithne and...
Forum: Ireland Friday 9th May 2008, 17:18
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Posted By ardnasx1
Help needed Sat 10th (tomorrow)!

Its very short notice but if anyone is available tomorrow afternoon we have a jcb hired to put the fencing up out at Baltray and need people to help out, the same as last year. The chicken wire will...
Forum: Ireland Wednesday 7th May 2008, 12:50
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Posted By ardnasx1
Little Terns - Volunteers Needed!

The Little Terns at Baltray have begun prospecting for nest sites so the season for volunteer wardening is about to begin.

This year again we will be depending entirely on volunteers to make a...
Forum: Ireland Tuesday 6th May 2008, 11:27
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Posted By ardnasx1
There seems to have been a good influx of swifts...

There seems to have been a good influx of swifts yesterday, when I stepped out of the house yesterday morning there were around 40 in the sky above the house, and the skies in Drogheda in general...
Forum: Ireland Sunday 4th May 2008, 11:33
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Posted By ardnasx1
Certainly could be Pluvius, they are still very...

Certainly could be Pluvius, they are still very mobile at the moment with no real signs of them settling yet. Last year from comparing notes with Kilcoole it seemed that some days a large part of...
Forum: Ireland Thursday 1st May 2008, 12:13
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Posted By ardnasx1
Sean Smith found a nest on the shingle at Baltray...

Sean Smith found a nest on the shingle at Baltray yesterday evening with 3 eggs in it. We'd have to assume that these must be Ringed Plover eggs. The nest appeared to be abandoned as the eggs were...
Forum: Ireland Tuesday 22nd April 2008, 15:59
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Posted By ardnasx1
Little Terns

Maurice Conaghy saw 4 Little Terns at Baltray this afternoon. That's just about 1 week later than last year.

Time to get the digging gear out again....

I'll put a post up when we have plans as to...
Forum: Ireland Thursday 3rd April 2008, 15:29
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Posted By ardnasx1
Maurice Conaghy had 2 common terns and 4...

Maurice Conaghy had 2 common terns and 4 swallows out at Baltray this afternoon.
Forum: Ireland Wednesday 2nd April 2008, 15:21
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Posted By ardnasx1
Tommy spotted some sandmartins Ganderstown this...

Tommy spotted some sandmartins Ganderstown this morning and I had a look too at lunchtime, they were busy checking out the old nest holes in the sandbank there.
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