Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Winter Draws to a Close
The winter has come and gone, daffodils and primroses add colour to our lives and soon harriers will be turning their minds towards the breeding season - this time next month Sky Dancing should be a magnificent sight in our blue skies.
For many of us, this upcoming co-ordinated Irish Hen Harrier Winter Survey roost watch weekend (starting Friday 01 March) will be our last opportunity to see Hen Harriers in our local areas during the non-breeding season. We have had some magnificent evenings watching blue-silver males glide with brown ringtails over reedbeds and bogs. Be sure to get one last taste of this before the winter is finally out - you may be waiting a long time again before seeing another Hen Harrier! If you have not been out to your local roost this winter, or checked for a new roost, why not!
Make the effort, get out there, enjoy life and make a contribution to the natural world in the process!