Live webcams 5th Update: 2nd Pair of White-tailed Eagle lays first egg today


WHITE-TAILED EAGLE, Latvia live webcam above. 

To activate the feed to the live webcam in Latvia, click on the red diamond in the centre of the image.

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First egg laid today 24-03-2018 by Latvian pair of White-tailed Eagles. Female stands sentinel on nest.

Estonia, live webcam link below

Second live webcam overlooking  the nest in Estonia. First egg laid at this nesting site was on 20-03-2018. The second egg was laid 22-03-2018.  To view this site go to second WTE link below: The link takes a few seconds to load, click on live feed if using a PC. Select Ipad if using this medium to view live feel.

http://www.looduskalender.ee/n/en/node/2172

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Snow covering Estonia nest on the morning of 20-03-2018 containing the first egg.

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Male eagle at Estonia nest just about to cover 2 eggs. Second egg laid overnight 22-03-2018. Both adult birds seem very excited, calling regularly in the morning.

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Rally to ban grouse shooting, 11 August,Town Square, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EX

11th August at 11:30 – 14:00
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Rally to ban grouse shooting!

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Chris Packham interviews Grouse Moor Employee

Chris Packham interviews a grouse moor employee to discover what really goes on behind the heather. An actor is used to protect the identity of the interviewee – but reads directly from a transcript so the conversation is fully accurate.

Birds of prey more Effective than Poison for Rodent Control, American Study Concludes

Rat poison kills large mammals, including endangered species. American Study finds hawks are more effective and environmentally friendly.

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Plymouth man fined & receives suspended sentence for extensive crimes against wildlife.

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A man has been found guilty of nine offences relating to the taking of wild bird eggs and the disturbance of several breeding birds sites in Devon and Scotland.

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The Silent Spring continues across the Forest of Bowland

This is our second update this spring, and frankly this is one of the most appalling seasons for our moorland raptors we have experienced in a long long time, and the situation has all the characteristics of deteriorating much further.

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Breeding bearded vulture dies after colliding with cable in Vanoise – single partner continues to take care of the chick

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Collision with the energy infrastructure or the ski lifts has been identified as one important mortality cause for the bearded vulture in the Alps – over the last few years several bearded vultures died after colliding with cables. Hence, a major part of the LIFE GYPHELP project in which the VCF also participates is dedicated to mitigate this threat, through marking many kilometres of high voltage lines, ski lifts and other ski station infrastructure.

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Rachel Carson’s prediction have become a reality across the Forest of Bowland.

An account of a day walking the isolated and beautiful fells of Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland, where indigenous raptors that were reasonably common twenty years age are being threatened by unprecedented illegal practices. These criminal activities are being specifically undertaken to conserve and increase red grouse numbers which are then shot for sport at the expense of so called protected and endangered birds of prey.

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Admissibility of crucial evidence, Bleasdale gamekeeper, Preston Magistrates Court.

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Yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 28-03-2018 at Preston Magistrates Court the ongoing case involving the prosecution of gamekeeper  Mr.James Hartley, employed by the Bleasdale shooting estate, Lancashire, was convened for the fourth time. Mr. Hartley is charged with 9 offences under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, including the alleged killing of a nesting pair of peregrine falcons breeding on the estate in April 2016. Mr. Hartley at an earlier court appearance in September pleaded not guilty to all charges brought against him.

Yesterday Preston Magistrates Court District Judge Goodwin read out her lengthy judgement of the admissibility of evidence specifically related to this case. Following a request made to the court by defence counsel  QC Justin Rouse in September, reporting restriction applicable to this case were imposed by Judge Goodwin, we therefore are legally bound not to make any comments about the legal argument, nor can we comment on yesterday’s admissibility of evidence ruling.

The fifth hearing of this case will take place on Tuesday 10 April 2018.

 

 

Escaped Bald Eagle on the loose in Preston, Lancashire

Hi the Bald Eagle has left Haslam Park, he has been spottted in Masonwood Fulwood, Please keep liking and sharing as it is obviously not wild and may not survive without proper care.
This is a photo taken this afternoon in haslam Park. We need to trace the owner, possibly escaped from the Skipton bird of prey centre?

Update: Eagle just been recaptured

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Red Kite found dead on Ilkley moor

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The red kite featured in the three attached images was found dead yesterday (19-03-2018) on Ilkley moor by a walker. The incident has now been reported to the appropriate organisation who have arranged to collect the corpse later this morning and send the body for toxicology examination. At this point in time we do not know the cause of the kites death and therefore must not speculate until these tests have been completed.

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