Eurasian Eagle Owl – Update.
We have enclosed a claim made in the Collins Bird Guide, first edition (1999) and repeated again in the new updated second edition published January 2010.
“Only a hand full of genuine records in Britain, all in the 19th Century.”
Collins Bird Guide, described as the user Bible for dedicated birders [...]
Angus Sea Eagle Poisoning ‘public’ at last – 22nd January 2010
TaysidePolice have at last released a press release regarding the investigation into the death of a white-tailed eagle found on 6 August 2009 on the Glenogil Estate in Angus. They claim that extensive police enquiries have already been carried out after tests confirmed [...]
I don’t consider myself an expert on Eagle Owls by any stretch but we monitored them here regularly for 9 years and when I was stationed in Germany over 25 years I knew several nests and helped put up artificial breeding platforms for them in conifer trees which were successful.
No-one could ever say [...]
After reviewing the detail enclosed within the UK non-native organism risk assessment scheme 3.3. document, on behalf of the North West Raptor Group, we wish to place our concerns on record. In particular we strongly object to a number of unscientific and unsupported opinions/conjecture enclosed within the document. For example the Eurasian eagle owl is [...]
We are able to report today the Eagle Owl debate is now under the spotlight having been brought to the top of the birding political agenda. You may be interested to learn Raptor Politics has, within the last two days, just discovered that FERA, for several weeks, have been in the process of carrying out a [...]
Video and text courtesy of the Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project:
Just before Christmas one of the Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project team happened to check the ‘tower webcam’ that looks across the tops of gargoyles where peregrines often roost, feed, and even mate. It was 10.45pm on a clear, frosty night. It had been dark [...]
In April 2010, Eagle Owls will be included in the newly revised Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in England and Wales. Doubtless at some point the necessary legislative steps will make the revisions applicable in Scotland too. The overall provisions ban the sale of certain species and make it an [...]
No – don’t be silly – not the Lancashire Police. This piece of breaking news comes from a pheasant shoot outside of Hereford, which, our sources say, local police have been watching for around twelve months. They swooped on the tenant renting the shoot and charged him with poisoning raptors and, as an added bonus, [...]