Barn owls: Why the farmer’s friend is in peril

By Out the Gap
28th July 2020
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Join me as I spend an evening ringing barn owl chicks, and learning about how farmers can help save these iconic birds.

I monitored nest sites with members of the Tipperary branch of ‘Birdwatch Ireland’, and interviewed Tom Gallagher, who shared his knowledge of these beautiful birds.

Tom is a great character and he fills us in on the threats facing these iconic farmland birds in the modern age, and how we as landowners can help to provide and accommodate them on our farms.

He also discusses his time spent teaching in primary school and why he feels its so important to get children outdoors as much as possible.

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About Out The Gap

My name is Noel Clancy. I’m a sheep and beef farmer based in South County Tipperary in Ireland. I recently started a podcast called, ‘Out the Gap’.

The content is rural issues and agricultural stories recorded live on site and in person with people in their own environment rather than over an internet call or video link.

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Noel also runs and organises the @IrelandsFarmers Twitter account which has more than 30,000 followers.

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