About people, boats and wildlife on the Irish Waterways

„The Skipper & Her Mate“    New Book

ISBN: 978-1-84840-244-7

Price:  €16.99

Release Date: 02-07-2013

Author: Nicki Griffin

The Skipper & Her Mate is a book about the people, boats and wildlife on the Irish waterways.

Told from the perspective of a woman with only a week’s hire-boat experience learning to skipper a vintage timber cruiser, it is a journey through rivers and canals, and an apprenticeship in the ways of boating among a vibrant community of new and diverse people.

For  infos about the publisher and the store click the cover!!!

Winter Solstice in Terryglass; Kopie mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Wasserrausch.de; click to Wasserrausch

Winter Solstice in Terryglass


White-tailed Eagle nesting attempt in Clare fails

Extract from a message of the White-Tailed Eagle Project · 17th May 12

A pair of rare White-tailed Eagles nesting near Mountshannon, Co. Clare, has failed in their nesting attempt. This was the first nesting of the species in Ireland in over 100 years and hopes were high the young pair would be successful on their first attempt at breeding. The pair had been continuously on the nest since eggs were laid in early April and hatching was anticipated between 16th and 18th of May. However, just before 6pm of 15 May both birds deserted the nest and spent the next few hours perched together in a nearby tree, returning to the nest for a short period before leaving again. At this point it was clear that something had happened and the breeding attempt had failed. A search of the nest by National Parks & Wildlife Service and Golden Eagle Trust staff on 16 May found the remains of an egg and a chick confirming ………..

read more on Website from Golden Eagle Trust Ireland. golden-eagle-trust-ltd-ireland

Der Brutversuch der Whithe-tailed Eagles in Mountshannon ist vermutlich leider beim Schlüpfen gescheitert, so berichtet der „Golden Eagle Trust Ireland“ auf seiner Webseite. Mehr über dieses Projekt  ist auf der Webseite vom „Golden Eagle Trust Ireland“ zu lesen.

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