Glossy ibis and whitetailed eagle spotted in Irish midlands
Sun, Jan 21, 2018, 12:41 Updated: Sun, Jan 21, 2018, 12:43
A number of rare African birds have ditched warmer climes and have taken up residence in Ireland’s deepest, dankest low-lying bogs.
According to Bord na Móna, the peat and energy semi-state, three glossy ibises, normally found in North Africa, have moved to a bog in Co Westmeath and another has been spotted at a bog in Co Offaly.
It said there have been a number of other sightings of rare birds, including a whitetailed eagle, on Irish bogs in the past few weeks.