In Your Nature Ep 10 - No Such Thing as a Seagull

There is no such thing as a seagull! Ricky and Niall provide evidence for this statement and look at Irelands seven breeding gull species and point out some of the more likeable characteristics of this frequently misunderstood family of birds.We chat about intelligence, adaptability and the  global distribution of gulls and how they are excellent parents and why they receive an awful lot of bad press. Bird of the week is back and we look at the only truly sea faring gull in Ireland, the Kittiwake!  This podcast is made in partnership with Heritage Offices of Laois and Offaly County Councils with the support of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, the National Biodiversity Action Plan, and the Heritage Council.This podcast is edited by Ann-Marie Kelly

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The In Your Nature Podcast will bring you conversations about birds, wildlife and wild places. The podcast is presented by Ricky Whelan and Niall Hatch of BirdWatch Ireland with regular expert guests. BirdWatch Ireland is Ireland's largest conservation ENGO. The podcast is in partnership with the Heritage Officers in counties Laois and Offaly. Three seasons are planned for 2021, with six episodes in each, dropping weekly in spring, summer, and autumn. Topics discussed will be varied with birds and wider biodiversity at the heart of it all. We will discuss how nature has a calming influence, dawn chorus, peat bogs and more in season 1. To give feedback, suggest topics or ask a question you can email us at info@birdwatchireland.ie . This Podcast is brought to you by BirdWatch Ireland, Laois and Offaly County Councils and the Keep Well Campaign, an initiative of the Government of Ireland with funding from the Healthy Ireland Fund and the Sláintecare Fund delivered by Pobal. In Your Nature Podcast is edited by Ann Marie Kelly.