Thursday, 25 October 2012


I have just seen a Hen Harrier flying outside my window, expertly switching from side to side in the wind! She didn't harry my hens either! :-)

Hallowe'en Winter Roost Watch

Hallowe'en - OĆ­che Shamhna

What a magical night. What better way to spend the time at dusk than to see brown ringtails and silver males come in to roost and glide around before settling right in front of you?!

Indeed, there will be a fine full moon out this Hallowe'en!

Roost watches for the Irish Hen Harrier Winter Survey are conducted once a month around the 1st day of every month between October and March. Survey participants right throughout Ireland have already carried out watches at roosts in October. If you are interested in taking part and contributing directly to the protection and conservation of Hen Harriers in Ireland, contact the survey co-ordinator and we'd be delighted to hear from you.