The last day of January sees another wet start to the day, the fields around the Calendar Road are looking worse for wear, muddy and wet. On this months show Sinéad talks about birds that call the Calendar Road home. And welcomes the Spring with some optimism despite the wet, chilly weather.Click play in the audio player below to listen to April's Calendar Road podcast … [Read more...] about The Calendar Road: January 2014
This month has been fierce at times with high winds over the Festive Season. Sinéad talks about traditional weather signs from the sun, the moon and wildlife, a few tips for amateur meteorologists and we look forward to a new year on The Calendar Road.Click play in the audio player below to listen to April's Calendar Road podcast here -- or follow this link to The Calendar … [Read more...] about The Calendar Road: December 2013
Winterwatch -- the BBC's live wildlife follow up to Springwatch and Autumnwatch, starts tonight from the fabulous Aigas Field Centre in the Scottish Highlands. The show airs on BBC2 and BBC HD for four nights starting tonight (Monday 14/01/2013) from 20:30 to 21:30, and continuing on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 20:00 to 21:00.Regular presenters Chris Packham, … [Read more...] about BBC Winterwatch starts tonight!
The influx of waxwings continues, with reports of these striking birds coming in from all over the country.I finally managed to hook up with a small flock in Clonakilty, County Cork over the weekend... and what a lovely lot they were too. Here are a few photographs.The waxwing irruption seems to have been prompted by a combination of a good breeding year (boosting … [Read more...] about Waxwing invasion of Ireland continues