Just a quick update for our regular readers who may be thinking that the problems raised on this website have gone away. That’s far from the case but the Raptor Workers amongst you will know that at the end of the breeding season there is just time for a quick holiday and and then the need to catch up with the things we’ve been putting off for the last few months whilst we have been conducting fieldwork. There is of course the endless, and necessary, paperwork associated with our respective licences – for those who bother with licences that is.
As the season drew to and end and the birds began to drift away a number of strange goings on have been reported to us, which we are studying with interest, But more of that later.
I also had a very useful conversation with a member of the shooting community earlier this week who stated that he was genuinely concerned about behaviour of some shooters and stressed that not everyone INVOLVED IN GAME SHOOTING supported the illegal killing of birds of prey; some people like the individual who telephoned me were genuinely interested in conservation of raptors.
Although it was a very useful conversation it was unfortunately all too short. As we agreed please ring the number you have, I very much wish to continue and develop our discussion to our mutual benefit. You have the number please give me a call when you can.
Raptor Conference season is upon us so hopefully we’ll bump in to each other.