Nest Cameras


           Male in to nest with pygmy shrew for juvenile.                     Female feeding young                           


This year again important data and fascinating insights into life at the nest were achieved by the deployment of nest cameras which were discretely installed (under NPWS license) at 3 moorland hen harrier nests in the Slieve Bloom Mountains SPA. One of the cameras recorded nest predation and the other two nest cameras showed the successful fledging of juveniles. As such the cameras were important in recording nest predation (some of the nests in 2015 showed signs of partial or total predation) as well as information on feeding or prey delivery rates, prey items and contrasting chick / juvenile development.


   Tagged juvenile ‘’ female in the nest