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Saturday, 28 April 2012

Wing-tagged Buzzards

Wing-tagged Buzzard chicks (Allan Mee).

Co. Kerry is one of the few counties yet to be re-colonised by Buzzards, with only one known nesting attempt in recent years. They are now present and breeding in North and central Cork, so it is surely a matter of time before they reach Kerry. Many chicks are now wing-tagged, so if you see one this summer, be sure to pass on the details. All Buzzards wing-tagged in Co. Cork in 2011 have dark blue tags on the right wing and orange tags on the left wing. In 2012 these will be dark blue (right wing) and purple (left wing). Please help track their movements by reporting all sightings to Dr. Allan Mee (email:; tel: +353-873117608) or Tony Nagle (email:; tel: +353-862612283). 

Full details are on the Duhallow Raptor Conservation Project website HERE.