Sunday, 23 November 2014

Presentation on Irish Raptors by John Lusby

On Thursday 20th November John Lusby of Birdwatch Ireland gave a very interesting and entertaining presentation on Irish Raptors in Cavan County Museum.  John spoke to us about the fieldwork and conservation work being carried out in order to monitor long eared owl, kestrel and Barn owl. Lots of information on this conservation work can be found on the Irish Raptor Blog here, and also on the Duhallow Raptor Conservation Project Blog here.

John had some lovely photos and video clips to show us of owl chicks on the nest and also had footage of the efforts involved in trying to monitor and find nest sites for merlin! Although the work John does can be challenging and varied, it was clear to see form the presentation that he is very enthusiastic about his work as Raptor Conservation Officer. A special work of thanks to John on behalf of the Branch for coming to talk to us, and we hope he can make a return visit sometime.

Click here for Anglo Celt report on John's views on what can be done to lessen the impact of poisons on birds of prey.

To visit the Birdwatch Ireland website please click here.

Information on Branch events in January will be posted next month.

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