Please, do not hamper a young bird's life by picking it up, and taking it home with you. It is calling its parents to help them in locating it.
After fledgling from the nest, the parent birds will keep feeding it, and look out for it, until it will be able to look after itself.
And the reason you cannot see a parent is because of your own proxomity to the young bird. And while you are ebating if or not you should take the bird home, you keep the parent from giving it well needed nutrition in the form of a meal!


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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

South West Ireland: Wheelchair & -car- birding in Dingle.

Sometime ago, I got a booklet from the West Kerry Birdwatch Ireland, branch. I received a Birding on the Dingle peninsula in PDF form, and the booklet shows there where you can go onto wheelchair accessible paths, and where there is good birding from a car, also, from which you can observe Waterbirds, Waders, Twite, Cuckoo, Chough, or the elusive Corncrake when you're lucky, or perhaps Barn Owl or Hen Harrier. In short, a very good place to go and spend a long weekend, or longer if you can afford the extra time in the hope to go and see the Sea Eagles of the Killarney National Park.

Jill Crosher of the West Kerry branch, did mention that the wheelchair accessible path has not been tested officially, yet. With the alternative being comfortable-car-birding- you won't go home disappointed.

I would love to go up myself, were it not for lack of transport, among other things.
Do you, reader, live in county Kerry, or do you plan a trip to the beautiful Kingdom, with birds in your uppermost mind, you might go and have a look at how the surfaces match up. I would love to hear from you.

I got the booklet in PDF form, but it is available in Ventry Post Office, where the Dingle tidal timetables are on sale too.

Contact details, are on BirdwatchIreland's website.

Apart from facilities for us, wheelies, last month the branch had organised a Dawn chorus with a difference, one for people who are visually impaired.

A quaterly email-newsletter is also available via Jill & Ian Crosher.


  1. Sounds like a lovely trip. Hope you get to go there sometime.


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