Did you know that some of our visiting summer birds engage in a form of cruise control and sleep while flying? Just one of the nuggets of information from readers following our piece last week on swallows, swifts and martins.
With Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney widely expected to be moving to greener pastures, Birdwatch Ireland has welcomed his "significant decision" to pay farmers to protect endangered farmland birds.
THE timber industry will have to import nearly one million cubic metres of material because about 1,500 hectares of forestry were lost in the recent spate of fires, according to the Irish Forestry and Forest Products Association, which represents the forestry and forest-based business sector.
BIRDWATCH Ireland needs your help; they want you to report any cuckoos, swallows or swifts which you see during the next few weeks. These three bird species are easy to identify, even without binoculars, so you don’t have to be a regular birdwatcher to do your bit.