VIDEO: The spectacular aerial displays of one of Ireland’s rarest birds

Published by Ian Carey on

January 25th 2017

BirdWatch Ireland have produced this incredible video which shows the spectacular ‘skydance’ of the Hen Harrier.

As BirdWatch explain: “The Hen Harrier is one of Ireland’s most spectacular birds. It is also one of the rarest, which, combined with its preference for remote upland areas, means that few of us have ever had the privilege of witnessing the “skydancer” for ourselves.

“Here is your chance to watch these beautiful birds and their amazing courtship displays, to learn about why there are such an important part of our uplands and to understand the challenges they face in an ever-changing landscape.”

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Feature image of the hen harrier on our homepage credit Andy Hay –

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Ian Carey

Ian is the editor of the Green News. He works as Communications Manger with the Irish Environmental Network.