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# birds - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Was Beethoven inspired by birdsong?
# Young Sci 2014
# Young Sci 2014

Was Beethoven inspired by birdsong?

Jan 12th 2014, 8:45 AM 4,847 Views 9 Comments

A project by a Carrick on Shannon student shows that the classical maestro may have taken much inspiration from nature.

# birds - Friday 6 December, 2013

Who knew cats and parrots were such mortal enemies?
# Dude Stop!
From The Daily Edge
# Dude Stop!

Who knew cats and parrots were such mortal enemies?

Dec 6th 2013, 9:08 AM 1,812 Views 0 Comments

Cats do not like parrots. At all.

# birds - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Watch hundreds of geese fill the sky after a break from migration
# I Believe I Can Fly
From The Daily Edge
# I Believe I Can Fly

Watch hundreds of geese fill the sky after a break from migration

Nov 28th 2013, 4:19 PM 1,425 Views 0 Comments

It’s a geese tsunami.

# birds - Sunday 10 November, 2013

This is the damage a bird can do hitting a 747 mid-flight
# Bird Strike
# Bird Strike

This is the damage a bird can do hitting a 747 mid-flight

Nov 10th 2013, 5:00 PM 49,639 Views 61 Comments

A collision at speed can wreak more havoc than one would suspect.

# birds - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

So two emus walked into a house in Galway...
# Knowing Me Knowing Emu
# Knowing Me Knowing Emu

So two emus walked into a house in Galway...

Nov 6th 2013, 5:01 PM 23,086 Views 37 Comments

No, seriously. Do you know who owns these giant birds?

# birds - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Ireland’s most common birds of prey are in decline
# At Risk
# At Risk

Ireland’s most common birds of prey are in decline

Sep 1st 2013, 5:00 PM 16,498 Views 56 Comments

BirdWatch Ireland has warned that the long-eared owl, the barn owl and the kestrel are in crisis due to lack of food.

# birds - Monday 19 August, 2013

9-year-old boy dies from bird flu in Cambodia
# Bird Flu
# Bird Flu

9-year-old boy dies from bird flu in Cambodia

Aug 19th 2013, 8:47 AM 5,209 Views 7 Comments

The boy had carried dead and sick bird from a cage for food preparation before he became ill.

# birds - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Here's the proof that seagulls are the devil incarnate
# Beady Eye
From The Daily Edge
# Beady Eye

Here's the proof that seagulls are the devil incarnate

Jul 24th 2013, 8:30 PM 21,267 Views 53 Comments

They are pure, beady eyed, evil.

# birds - Friday 28 June, 2013

Injured dad tells the best story about women ever
# Storytime
From The Daily Edge
# Storytime

Injured dad tells the best story about women ever

Jun 28th 2013, 9:13 AM 3,062 Views 0 Comments

He saw three women walking down the street. Here’s what happened next…

# birds - Monday 27 May, 2013

Why seagulls are the world's worst birds
# Birds Of Terror
From The Daily Edge
# Birds Of Terror

Why seagulls are the world's worst birds

May 27th 2013, 5:13 PM 5,710 Views 5 Comments

The very worst.

# birds - Monday 20 May, 2013

Pigeon v Plane: The costly battle to keep the airspace bird-free
# Pigeons
# Pigeons

Pigeon v Plane: The costly battle to keep the airspace bird-free

May 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 13,470 Views 17 Comments

A recent incident involving pigeons which forced an Aer Lingus plane to abandon its flight to London has highlighted the measures Dublin Airport takes to keep the skies around the runway bird-free.

# birds - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

You can look but not touch the... birds
# Hands Off
# Hands Off

You can look but not touch the... birds

Apr 30th 2013, 5:02 PM 8,668 Views 7 Comments

Photographers and children are among the worst offenders says the Irish Wildlife Trust.

# birds - Thursday 11 April, 2013

VIDEO: Our favourite little girl of the day
# Wait For It
From The Daily Edge
# Wait For It

VIDEO: Our favourite little girl of the day

Apr 11th 2013, 5:00 PM 1,808 Views 0 Comments

Look at all those…

# birds - Monday 11 March, 2013

Monday Blues? These birds will cheer you up
# In Pictures
From The Daily Edge
# In Pictures

Monday Blues? These birds will cheer you up

Mar 11th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,161 Views 5 Comments

Smile, or your money back.

# birds - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Vagrant birds flocking to Ireland as temperatures rise
# Birdwatching
# Birdwatching

Vagrant birds flocking to Ireland as temperatures rise

Jan 9th 2013, 11:44 AM 7,799 Views 22 Comments

Birdwtch Ireland said the changes in the habits of bird populations is a good indication of serious changes in our own environment.

# birds - Saturday 31 December, 2011

Un-smooth criminals: nine not-so-clever crimes committed in 2011
# Review 2011
From The Daily Edge
# Review 2011

Un-smooth criminals: nine not-so-clever crimes committed in 2011

Dec 31st 2011, 1:00 PM 4,709 Views 1 Comment

Think criminals had to be smart to try and escape the clutches of the law? Turns out you don’t have to be very smart at all, as this motley crew proved.

# birds - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

What was in the news in Dublin 100 years ago?
# Dublin 1911
# Dublin 1911

What was in the news in Dublin 100 years ago?

Oct 26th 2011, 7:35 PM 1,959 Views 6 Comments

Mixed marriages, women in trousers, and a plague of birds… Here’s what was dominating the headlines in 1911.

# birds - Sunday 9 October, 2011

Lizards, babies and hummingbirds… 10 weird things people have smuggled
# Weird
From The Daily Edge
# Weird

Lizards, babies and hummingbirds… 10 weird things people have smuggled

Oct 9th 2011, 9:30 AM 2,167 Views 2 Comments

Smugglers will try almost anything to bring goods into a country – even if those goods are live animals… or humans. We take a look at 10 weird cases.

# birds - Monday 3 October, 2011

Man tried to smuggle hummingbirds on plane... in his pants
# Smuggling
From The Daily Edge
# Smuggling

Man tried to smuggle hummingbirds on plane... in his pants

Oct 3rd 2011, 10:53 AM 1,604 Views 3 Comments

The man was caught at an airport in French Guiana with hummingbirds wrapped in cloth and put in pouches sewn inside his pants.

# birds - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Over 31,000 different species call Ireland home
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Over 31,000 different species call Ireland home

Mar 23rd 2011, 2:55 PM 1,284 Views 0 Comments

The first ever inventory of the country’s biodiversity shows that tens of thousands of different species exist in the country today – but not all of their futures are certain.