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Forum: Migration Thursday 21st June 2018, 11:24
Replies: 7
Views: 3,967
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
Have high densities of skylarks on the farm. Key...

Have high densities of skylarks on the farm. Key is late mowing. I manage farm for corncrake (I'm in a corncrake agri-environmental scheme). Mowing takes place in Mid-September. I have an open sward...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 20:04
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
Thanks lads!

Thanks lads!
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 19:34
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
River Warbler question?

Planning trip to Bialowiesza, poland. Would 10/06/2018 to 23/06/2018 be too late for "singing" river warbler?
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 20th December 2017, 09:15
Replies: 38
Views: 3,203
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
1. Corncrake (most likely juvenile from 2nd...

1. Corncrake (most likely juvenile from 2nd brood) from my nettles on October 3rd.
2. Twite 15 birds in my kale crop.
3. breeding pair chough in my nest box, sadly failed.
4. goshawk (barbate...
Forum: Conservation Sunday 26th November 2017, 22:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,080
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
TB tested cattle in republic of Ireland for 14...

TB tested cattle in republic of Ireland for 14 years. After culling of badgers bTB would generally decrease. bTB often returns though as badger populations return and you get a lot of mixing of...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 14th November 2017, 11:35
Replies: 40
Views: 2,062
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
The lynx that was shot was not a wild animal...

The lynx that was shot was not a wild animal though. It was a captive lynx, which would not have had a fear of people. It would have been habituated to people feeding it.

Not saying it should have...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Monday 6th November 2017, 16:07
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
Sowed 0.2 acres of kale/tritikale/mustard. In...

Sowed 0.2 acres of kale/tritikale/mustard. In it's second year so now kale is gone to seed. Mostly linnets but twite as well.
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Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 13th August 2017, 14:24
Replies: 1,015
Views: 159,975
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
https://s27.postimg.org/fligxib4j/WP_20170701_13_4...

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A few nettle to draw corncrake in.

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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 11th August 2017, 23:01
Replies: 1,015
Views: 159,975
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
No official list. Main birds: Two calling...

No official list. Main birds:
Two calling corncrake and heard a hen crex calling her chicks. Grasshopper warbler. Drumming snipe over fen. Chough bred, but nest failed. 15 twite in my kale crop now.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 16th August 2016, 22:15
Replies: 376
Views: 90,931
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
Great plans in ideal world, but are Estate owners...

Great plans in ideal world, but are Estate owners likely to donate their lands for such projects. I know of only one person who uses all their personal land for conservation
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 16th August 2016, 22:10
Replies: 376
Views: 90,931
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
Would be great to get some more of (vast)...

Would be great to get some more of (vast) subsidies diverted to effective results based agri-environmental schemes.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 16th August 2016, 22:08
Replies: 376
Views: 90,931
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
Mountain hares are culled because they can...

Mountain hares are culled because they can transmit louping ill (via tick vector) to Red grouse. Grouse can't be reared like Pheasant so unfortunately cannot release them on August 11th.
IMO Shooting...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 16th August 2016, 11:36
Replies: 376
Views: 90,931
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
UK holds 17-25% of world's population of curlew....

UK holds 17-25% of world's population of curlew. It is crucial that they are protected and if that means driven grouse moors then I could live with that (with stringent licensing etc).
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 15th August 2016, 22:58
Replies: 376
Views: 90,931
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
Ban grouse moors and with resultant lack of...

Ban grouse moors and with resultant lack of management (which is broadly favourable for breeding waders) curlew numbers will plummet even further. Agreed intensive agriculture a huge problem for...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 15th August 2016, 22:12
Replies: 376
Views: 90,931
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
Curlew need vast landscale management, unlike...

Curlew need vast landscale management, unlike stone curlew. In Ireland (no driven Grouse moors) curlew are near extinction (<120 pairs.

My vision would be for badly needed reform of grouse moors....
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 15th August 2016, 21:15
Replies: 376
Views: 90,931
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
What going to happen with all the driven grouse...

What going to happen with all the driven grouse moors? Planted with exotic conifers? Overgrazed by sheep? Are RSPB going to buy out the moors?

Fragmentation of upland moors/heaths/bogs by forestry,...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 15th August 2016, 17:25
Replies: 376
Views: 90,931
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
Drainage of areas moors would definitively affect...

Drainage of areas moors would definitively affect breedind waders.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 15th August 2016, 17:23
Replies: 376
Views: 90,931
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
Some moors I believe are taking out grassy parts...

Some moors I believe are taking out grassy parts which tend support greater numbers of meadows pipit. Decrease meadow pipit and decreases prey species available for Hen Harrier. It makes the moor...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 15th August 2016, 17:20
Replies: 376
Views: 90,931
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
Breeding success of curlew/lapwings/golden plover...

Breeding success of curlew/lapwings/golden plover is an unintended consequence of moor management. If grouse shooting is banned these species will decline. Look at what happened to grouse moors in...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 14th August 2016, 22:02
Replies: 376
Views: 90,931
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
Breeding waders like red-listed curlew breed in...

Breeding waders like red-listed curlew breed in significant numbers on grouse moors. If driven grouse moors are banned I would fear for the existence of curlew in Great Britain.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 29th July 2016, 09:39
Replies: 376
Views: 90,931
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
If driven grouse shooting is banned, what is...

If driven grouse shooting is banned, what is going to happen to the estates. Planted with conifers, sheep grazing?
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th July 2016, 20:30
Replies: 49
Views: 3,783
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
Corncrake. One signing his little heart out in...

Corncrake. One signing his little heart out in the Iris patch on the farm at the moment:smoke:
Forum: Conservation Saturday 28th May 2016, 23:04
Replies: 52
Views: 4,872
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
In Ireland we had a roughly 22% decline in Hen...

In Ireland we had a roughly 22% decline in Hen harrier numbers in the last 4 years. No grouse moors. Intensive afforestation of upland areas main reason for decline. Due to CAP agreements huge areas...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 23rd May 2016, 21:51
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
Apparently good rains in Sahel region. Better...

Apparently good rains in Sahel region. Better survival rate for migrants coming back.
Forum: France Monday 4th January 2016, 13:09
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By Mayo Corncrake
Many thanks Eugene. Any good pelagic trips in...

Many thanks Eugene. Any good pelagic trips in Arcachon area? I will have a car for 5 days.
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