Once again, this large and powerful falcon has returned to the protected zone of the Crievehill Quarry site.
The adult has blue-grey upperparts and dark blue wings and head, and long broad-based bluntly pointed wings. It has a conspicuous black ‘moustache’contrasting with the white face, giving it a hooded look.
Our Quarry Manager, Stephen Breen has noticed the birds almost daily now since the middle of March and has observed them spending a lot of time around the cliff face that has been used for the past number of years. The population of this iconic species, long a symbol of the conservation movement, has steadily increased over the past decades due to strict control of their nest sites.
AG Group are proud to say, the company has been part of this programme for over 20 years since the birds first appeared in the quarry. We have ensured that all the quarry employees aware of the nest site area and will ensure little or no disturbance in the vicinity until the end of the breeding season.