A Few Days in May

Sheskinmore nearly always springs a few surprises. This was certainly the case on a recent visit from 7th-11th May. On the evening of 7th May a pair of peregrines (Falco pereginus) was in flight over Mullyvea hill. A buzzard (Buteo buteo) was also in attendance. Repeated loud calls were heard from one, or perhaps both,…

Ravens at Tramore

For at least ten years Ravens have bred at the low cliffs at the south end of Tramore on the Carrickalahagh headland. This year I monitored the nest for the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Nest Record Scheme (NRS). The NRS involves repeated visits to check nest contents and thus gathers data on laying dates,…