CORNCRAKE MAKES A COMEBACK IN DONEGAL

first_imgPicture Dennis HawkeTHE corncrake is making a comeback in parts of Co Donegal, Birdwatch Ireland has said.Nine of the rare birds were spotted on just one night this week between Dunfanaghy and Falcarragh.Dennis Hawke even managed to get this snap of one. The Corncrake Conservation Project in Ireland began in 1991 as a joint initiative between BirdWatch Ireland and RSPB, with input from National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). Fieldworkers in the core areas of Donegal, the Shannon Callows, West Connaught and Co Fermanagh delivered a programme of research and management, including a grant scheme for farmers. In time, NPWS assumed full financial responsibility, with BirdWatch Irelandcontinuing as the main delivery agents.Daniel Moloney is asking anyone who hears a Corncrake in the county  to contact him on 085-73984110 or 085-7398411 or email him at [email protected] as soon as possible, as early detection of their breeding sites is vitally important. The male Corncrake has a very distinctive loud “Krek Krek” call which can be heard during the day but usually becomes continuous around dusk and will continue throughout the night until dawn. CORNCRAKE MAKES A COMEBACK IN DONEGAL was last modified: June 9th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:birdwatchCorncrakedonegalIrelandlast_img

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