The Marsh Harrier
, which relies solely on reed beds for nesting, last bred successfully in the county in 2017.
According to the phylogenetic and ecologic data, birds of prey, mostly the western marsh harrier
(Circus aeruginosus) and the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), are presumed to be definitive hosts of S.
Carol Weatherall's star performer, who was being prepared for a tilt at the Ballyregan Bob Memorial over course and distance, checked at the second bend on his way to beating Marsh Harrier
by almost four lengths in a modest 43.22sec (-45).
I REALLY, really believed I had seen a marsh harrier
in the wild, until I saw one the other week.
And then I turned through a particularly dense patch of salt-sodden mangrove and reedbed and came across a Marsh Harrier
so close and so immediate that I could see her eyes, umber eyes but not deep brown enough to obscure the black pupils.
Raptors like Palla's fish eagle, greater spotted eagle and marsh harrier
are other birds that are worth watching.
For many, sadly, a look at these new stamps next week will pose the question: 'What about the red kite, buzzard, sparrowhawk, osprey, golden eagle, hobby, peregrine, marsh harrier
, montague's harrier, long-eared owl, little owl and tawny owl?'.
The reference collection of marks consisted of imprints in model eggs of the bills of all possible avian predators that occur regularly in or close to our study area: Bittern (Botaurus stellaris), Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus), Marsh Harrier
(Circus aeruginosus), Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus), Hooded Crow (Corvus corone cornix), Great Reed Warbler, and Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus).
That's in addition to the marsh harrier
, which was scouring the reedbeds at Saltholme.
What do a swift, a grey heron and a marsh harrier
have in common?
Most recently, the police informed the public about two new cases from the Nitra Region on March 29, involving common buzzards and the western marsh harrier