- The untold story of the hen
harriers’ struggle for survival in
their former stronghold, the Glens
of Antrim, N. Ireland
- Reveals previously unrecorded
facets of the birds’ lifestyle
- The longest and most thorough
study of hen harriers available
The hen harrier is one of the iconic species of the
bird world and its history is a mix of controversy,
persecution, and recent patchy recovery. This
book, a dedicated study of the bird in N. Ireland for
over two decades, provides a detailed account of
the life, habits and prospects for the bird. The author presents much new information about the harrier in its continuing struggle to re-establish its hold despite high levels of persecution from man or predation by other species.
Having spent thousands of hours over many years studying these birds, he was rewarded by the discovery that this ground-nesting species was nesting in tall conifers in the forests of County Antrim the only country throughout their vast European range where this occurs annually. Other significant finds soon became apparent as did the discovery that red kites were nesting for the first time and marsh harriers had returned to nest for the first time in almost 200 years. The author's passion for the bird is obvious as he shares moments of excitement and sadness, and he speaks frankly about the maltreatment and mismanagement of this elegant raptor over the years.
Don and the Publisher are now are now taking advance orders for the book !
The copies will be signed personally by the author !!
Contact Don or the publisher - preferably Don himself (or this blog by email)
Phone: 02890 418847
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