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Red Kites in Wicklow

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Old Monday 25th November 2019, 15:03   #1
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Red Kites in Wicklow


I'm Planning a trip to East Coast nature reserve in County Wicklow. It is the closest patch to my home and I've heard there are red kites there at this time of year. Does anybody know where in the reserve can I find them and when is the best time to spot them?

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I was in Co. Wicklow earlier this year (end of May/beg of June) and saw plenty of Red Kites, they certainly aren't restricted to the ECNR! The re-introduction scheme that started around Avoca has been pretty successful I'd say.


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Old Tuesday 26th November 2019, 15:00   #3
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You should see them anywhere round Avoca. You also see them regularly from the N11 near there. Late morning 10am plus is probably best, as for all larger raptors but I should think anytime near Avoca.
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Yes I would recommend Avoca as the most sure-fire place to see them, though as others have pointed out, you might see them at ECNR or many other places round Wicklow.

Visit ECNR anyway! Never know what you might spot. Kilcoole is also nearby and can yield some rarities any time of the year.
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