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Forum: Ireland Sunday 1st October 2017, 16:29
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Posted By breffni
A Ramble through Cooley mountains

Tomorrow, Monday 2nd October at 8pm, Derek Watters will give an illustrated talk entitled A Ramble through the Cooley Mountains upstairs in the Spirit Store, Dundalk Docks, Dundalk.

Derek is an...
Forum: Ireland Wednesday 15th June 2016, 17:04
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Posted By breffni
Reed warblers breeding at two sites in Co Louth,...

Reed warblers breeding at two sites in Co Louth, Liscarrage bog and Balmers bog - as far as I am aware this is the first time breeding has been recorded - in 2012 I surveyed the Boyne, Ardee bog,...
Forum: Ireland Sunday 6th March 2016, 15:32
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Posted By breffni
Tomorrow, 7th March at 8pm Prof John Sweeney of...

Tomorrow, 7th March at 8pm Prof John Sweeney of Maynooth University will deliver an illustrated talk on Climate Change in general and its effect on Ireland in particular. The talk will take place in...
Forum: Ireland Friday 15th May 2015, 17:23
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Posted By breffni
We will be erecting the fencing at Baltray...

We will be erecting the fencing at Baltray tomorrow from 9am to 3pm. Everyone is welcome - please bring nice weather!

See www.louthnaturetrust.org for more details, or email me bmartin@regintel.com
Forum: Ireland Friday 15th May 2015, 17:22
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Posted By breffni
Hi Squidge Farmers can burn for agricultural...

Hi Squidge

Farmers can burn for agricultural purposes (only), but if they burn open areas in an uncontrolled way, this is arson and the fire brigade should be called. The habitats directive covers...
Forum: Ireland Tuesday 3rd March 2015, 16:02
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Posted By breffni
BWI owns the building and has been leasing it out...

BWI owns the building and has been leasing it out to the people doing the construction work on the harbour - BWI have no plans at present to reopen it as a bird observatory (ie as Owen says, with a...
Forum: Ireland Wednesday 4th February 2015, 14:54
Replies: 4,210
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Posted By breffni
Well done on the slatey backed gull Ger!!

Well done on the slatey backed gull Ger!!
Forum: Ireland Monday 20th October 2014, 15:48
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Posted By breffni
Maybe itll join the spoonbill at seabank! A bird...

Maybe itll join the spoonbill at seabank!

A bird record folder was lifted from the hide recently - hopefully it will return - hopefully we wont have to restrict access.
Forum: Ireland Monday 6th October 2014, 13:25
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Posted By breffni
Tonight's (6th Oct) talk at the Spirit Store will...

Tonight's (6th Oct) talk at the Spirit Store will be delivered by Dr Steve Newton on the subject of seabirds and their conservation. As usual it starts at 8pm - entry is free and all are welcome1
Forum: Ireland Monday 15th September 2014, 10:46
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Posted By breffni
The following talk has been unavoidably deferred...

The following talk has been unavoidably deferred due to the venue being unavailable because of illness: Monday 15 September: Irish Garden Birds, by Breffni Martin. St. Peter's Parish Hall, Drogheda,...
Forum: Ireland Monday 1st September 2014, 13:17
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Posted By breffni
Black tern on the beach at cruisetown/port beach...

Black tern on the beach at cruisetown/port beach by stream yesterday evening - www.flickr.com/photos/breffni

Tonight (Monday) at 8pm in the Spirit Store a talk on Garden Birds by Breffni martin
Forum: Ireland Wednesday 30th July 2014, 16:59
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Posted By breffni
I had a superb white hirundine over the barley...

I had a superb white hirundine over the barley fields - could have been a swallow, house martin or sand martin - apparently completely white - no shot alas, around tempeltown beach area. Also...
Forum: Ireland Friday 18th July 2014, 15:00
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Posted By breffni
Great post Niall - thanks!

Great post Niall - thanks!
Forum: Ireland Monday 9th June 2014, 11:31
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Posted By breffni
I had one at Monalty lake during the oral hearing...

I had one at Monalty lake during the oral hearing for the Quinn power plant at Toomes, which I think was winter 08/09...
Forum: Ireland Monday 9th June 2014, 11:14
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Views: 32,750
Posted By breffni
Congrats great find!

Congrats great find!
Forum: Ireland Wednesday 28th May 2014, 13:30
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Posted By breffni
We need volunteers at Baltray little tern...

We need volunteers at Baltray little tern protection scheme - rooks have predated the first nest and given the relatively large population and size of the enclosure, its tough for just one or two...
Forum: Ireland Friday 23rd May 2014, 20:41
Replies: 4,210
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Posted By breffni
Cheers Hugh - I should have said that they can...

Cheers Hugh - I should have said that they can nest in tree holes:

Long-eared Owls nest almost exclusively in old stick nests of crows, magpies, ravens, hawks, or herons. They nest rarely in rock...
Forum: Ireland Sunday 18th May 2014, 15:09
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Posted By breffni
About 10 showed up for the dawn chorus at Ghan...

About 10 showed up for the dawn chorus at Ghan house - interestingly not a single robin in the grounds! The blackcaps are doing well....

Might do an evening outing to mullaghattin - any...
Forum: Ireland Sunday 18th May 2014, 15:07
Replies: 4,210
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Posted By breffni
long eared owl has small whit eggs and nests in...

long eared owl has small whit eggs and nests in hole in tree, often ignoring human activity nearby (I had one where the nest could be clearly seen from the kitchen window of a busy farm) - look under...
Forum: Ireland Sunday 18th May 2014, 15:05
Replies: 4,210
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Posted By breffni
Hi Niall We got a good turnout in the end and...

Hi Niall

We got a good turnout in the end and 90% of work now complete - we had a nightmare getting out of the expensive makeaneasywebsite.com which should be renamed...
Forum: Ireland Thursday 8th May 2014, 13:38
Replies: 4,210
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Posted By breffni
Swifts this morning at Greenore - first arrivals...

Swifts this morning at Greenore - first arrivals there. The black guillemot pop at giles quay appears to have collapsed - from 16 to 3 pairs so far, unless more birds show up....

We will be erecting...
Forum: Ireland Monday 3rd March 2014, 13:13
Replies: 4,210
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Posted By breffni
Niall Keogh will give a talk entitled Oceanic...

Niall Keogh will give a talk entitled Oceanic Wonders & Migration on the Edge! - seawatching & the Seatrack project" at 7:30pm at the Spirit Store this evening.
Forum: Ireland Monday 24th February 2014, 13:45
Replies: 4,210
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Posted By breffni
black guillemot a good record - what plumage? i...

black guillemot a good record - what plumage? i had one in almost full summer plumage yesterday in carlingford lough. Also had 167 rb mergs flocking together at same location. Not seen a scaup on...
Forum: Ireland Friday 21st February 2014, 12:44
Replies: 4,210
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Posted By breffni
Cheers Owen.

Cheers Owen.
Forum: Ireland Thursday 20th February 2014, 18:59
Replies: 4,210
Views: 635,378
Posted By breffni
I'll email you Derek....

I'll email you Derek....
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