Writing in this weeks Shooting Times, Joe Dimbleby asks the question are Eagle Owls on RSPB’s land in the North Pennines?
It appears initial reports of nesting eagle owls on the RSPB’s Geltsdale Nature Reserve in the North Pennines first surfaced when the head gamekeeper from the adjoining shooting estate at Knarsdale observed an eagle [...]
FTAO Lancashire’s Wildlife CRIME Officer:
This year has seen an increase in numbers of Peregrine Falcon nesting sites plundered, resulting in complete clutches of eggs and young birds lost from both the Forest of Bowland and in East Lancashire. Earlier in June you were notified of the disappearance of 4 Peregrine chicks from a nesting [...]
It has just been announced that eighteen Hen Harrier chicks fledged this year in the Forest of Bowland, at least two additiona chicks in a nest being photographed disappeared. Last year saw a total of only ten chicks fledging from just four productive nests. We believe all but one of this year’s nests was on [...]
Following Natural England’s decision to with draw funding for their controversial reintroduction of the White-tailed Eagle into East Anglia, a leading Cumbrian conservationist has now spoken out about his dream to bring back this iconic raptor to Cumbria. Mr John Miles, former warden on the RSPB Geltsdale Nature Reserve, has always maintained the landmark scheme [...]
Readers may be interested to follow the enclosed link to the latest information published on the National Gamekeeper’s Blog site. http://www.nationalgamekeepers.org.uk/blog/
Crofters who claimed that white-tailed eagles had killed upwards of two hundred lambs on their hillfarms in the West Highlands of Scotland are to be given conservation grants of up to £1,500 to prevent a wider revolt against the reintroduction of birds of prey.
It has just been announced by the Forestry Commission that a project has been agreed to begin the release of 90 Red Kites into the Grizedale Forest area in the Central Lake District. (Cumbria).
The first batch of chicks will be removed from a number of nests at about 3 to 4 weeks old from Rockingham [...]
For foreign readers of these entries, the repeated references to the Forest of Bowland,Lancashire England, Hen Harriers, government institutions, conservation charities and the like must, at times, fill them with confusion. Repeated rhetoric and calls for action must, inevitably, generate questions as to what actually is going on in this location, all of which is [...]
The RSPB says it is still committed to reintroducing sea eagles to England
In a rural field close to the Suffolk coast, a pig farmer has been trying to warn off the UK’s largest bird of prey with a poster campaign.
In red and black letters, the message on the billboard is clear: “Say No [...]
The images used to illustrate this article are very graphic and may upset many readers of this web site. We would like to point out, however, that the images – as upsetting as they may be – were not taken in Malta but on a grouse moor owned by United Utilities in Lancashire’s Forest of [...]