Hill-walkers thwart attempt to poison family of Peregrine Falcons at well-known south Co. Dublin nest site

BirdWatch Ireland, Ireland’s leading wildlife conservation charity, has been left horrified by a callous attempt to poison a family of one of Ireland’s most spectacular birds of prey, the Peregrine Falcon.  Not alone were these protected birds themselves almost killed, but the lives of hill walkers, rock climbers and local children were also put at risk by the cruel actions of the would-be poisoners. Read the complete story here.

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Peregrine Falcon bring prey into nest. Image courtesy of Sam Hobson

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Live pigeon coated with poison, tethered near quarry to kill peregrines.

1 comment to Hill-walkers thwart attempt to poison family of Peregrine Falcons at well-known south Co. Dublin nest site

  • Tim Sarney

    The people that did this need locking up and the keys throwing away. Hopefully the pigeons will be traced to the owners and a successful prosecution completed. The Peregrine faces persecution from many different groups including grouse moor game keepers, pheasant shoots, racing pigeon owners and pigeon breeders, all pastimes which are not natural. The common factor among those members of these groups that persecute raptors is that they are all totally ignorant law breakers and deserve to be locked up.