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Mourne Mountains Wildlife
« on: November 02, 2009 »

We were suprised at the weekend that in Donard Forest there were absolutely no rabbits. In fact no real wildlife of any sort discounting some birds and sheep. Anyone know why?
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Re: Mourne Mountains Wildlife
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009 »

They knew you were coming jonno :D
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Re: Mourne Mountains Wildlife
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009 »

+id put it down to approaching storm mate.
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Re: Mourne Mountains Wildlife
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2009 »

in saying that I've camped up there I'n all weather and the most i've ever seen is the odd sheep....
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Re: Mourne Mountains Wildlife
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2009 »

In the mournes I have seen, rabbits, foxes, grouse, lizards, and I once saw evidence of a small rabbit being taken by a big bird in the snow.

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Re: Mourne Mountains Wildlife
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2009 »

in saying that I've camped up there I'n all weather and the most i've ever seen is the odd sheep....

I just ment in donard wood  ;)
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Re: Mourne Mountains Wildlife
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2009 »

sorry.   ;D  By the way, what made the sheep odd?   :D

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Re: Mourne Mountains Wildlife
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2009 »

When we were there we saw a single (rather lost looking) sheep and heard some birds but that was it. Was like being in Chernobyl :)
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Re: Mourne Mountains Wildlife
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2009 »

sorry.   ;D  By the way, what made the sheep odd?   :D

It's the one I never called back ::)
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Re: Mourne Mountains Wildlife
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2010 »

Old topic, but thought I'd add to it.
You sometimes get deer coming over from Tollymore, and I am sure there is/are a badger or 2 in there.
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Re: Mourne Mountains Wildlife
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2010 »




Seen these prints in the snow last weekend not sure what kind of bird's but they were big..!
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Re: Mourne Mountains Wildlife
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2010 »


Seen these prints in the snow last weekend not sure what kind of bird's but they were big..!

Probably a raven
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Re: Mourne Mountains Wildlife
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2011 »

just spotted this event regading wildlife in the mournes, this Saturday, 28th May 2011

http://www.mournelive.com/news/news/viewdetails.asp?newsID=518

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Come and participate in a day exploring some of the wildlife wonders of the Mourne Area of Outstanding Beauty with guided field trips to some of its very best wildlife sites, interactive talks and the presentation of the annual Mourne Natural Heritage Awards.

The awards, hand crafted by local artists, recognise the effort and achievements of an individual and a group in contributing to the protection and enhancement of Mourne’s biodiversity.

There’ll be talks featuring red squirrels, butterflies and moths, red kites, seals, salmon, sea trout, and newts, and the unique Mourne juniper.

There’ll also be a chance for you to tell us what you’re doing for conservation, what you’d like to do, and what we can do to help.

For a bit of fun you can take part in the natural heritage quiz and we’ll also provide a light lunch.

If the weather’s bad, we’ll stay at the College in the afternoon and there’ll be hands on activities including looking at moths, a Loughs Agency demonstration tank, and a chance to build nesting/feeder boxes.

The event is free of charge but we need to know numbers for catering and for the site visits.

For more information and to book please contact Mourne Heritage Trust by Wednesday 25th May 2011. When registering please state your first and second preference of site visits.
To download running order and site visit options click here.

Tel: 028 4372 4059 | Email: mht@mourne.co.uk
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Re: Mourne Mountains Wildlife
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2011 »

I was sitting at the Saddle early on Sunday morning when this little fella jumped over the wall not 5 feet from me.  Wanting to get a picture of him I immediately hoked in my rucksack and pulled out my....first aid kit.  Eventually I found the camera and got a picture.

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