Police Investigating the deaths of five Red Kites in Northumberland

Police are investigating the deaths of five Red Kites in Northumberland. The deaths span a period of seven months and appear to be the results of poisoning.


What future for England’s Hen Harriers?” Response.

[singlepic id=211 w=320 h=240 float=left]The RSPB recently put out the above release dealing with the current status of Hen Harriers in England, which makes depressing reading. May I urge everyone to read it either at the RSPB’s site or on the Raptor Politics website, where there are other articles too on the subject.


Eagle Owl Cull- Dismissed by Mr Richard Benyon MP

[singlepic id=247 w=320 h=240 float=left]Ministers decision on the Eagle Owl Cull You heard it first of the Raptor Politics Web Site We have just received an e-mail from DEFRA confirming that the Minister has come to a decision on his policy regarding eagle owls in the wild in England, which is as follows:

‘After considering […]

What Future For England’s Hen Harriers Asks the RSPB?

[singlepic id=250 w=320 h=240 float=left]With only seven successful hen harrier nests in 2010, a large shadow hangs over the future of the hen harrier as an English breeding species, unless the illegal killing of this bird of prey can be brought to a halt.


Leadhills Gamekeeper Conviction Strengthens Case for Vicarious Liability for Estate Owners

[singlepic id=253 w=320 h=240 float=left]The story we feature below has been brought to the attention of Raptor Politics by a former gamekeeper who is totally appauled at the actions of Mr Lewis Whitham. The complete story of Mr. Whitham’s conviction has been posted below.


Scottish Eagle Killers Getting Away with their Crimes

Eagle Killers appear to be getting away with their crimes in Scotland part 3. To read the complete story on this important issue follow the attached link to Raptor Persecution Scotland.

Fourth Osprey Reported Shot this Autumn in the UK

[singlepic id=227 w=320 h=240 float=left]The RSPB yesterday [16th November 2010] offered a £1,000 reward for information leading to conviction in connection with the shooting of an Osprey. The juvenile bird, which had been ringed in Sweden in June, was found near a fish farm at Hundon Manor, Caister in North Lincolnshire on 2nd October.


Sea Eagles – The Most Productive Season since Reintroduction 35 Years Ago.

[singlepic id=161 w=320 h=240 float=left]Pairs of white-tailed sea eagles in Scotland produced more young during 2010 than in any other year since they were reintroduced 35 years ago. RSPB Scotland said 46 young birds fledged which was 10 more than the previous year. Scotland also has 52 adult pairs, an increase of six on 2009 […]

Critical Link between Hen Harriers & Livestock Numbers

[singlepic id=212 w=320 h=240 float=left]New research by RSPB Scotland has shown that hill farming can play a fundamental role in assisting the fortunes of one of Britain’s most threatened birds?—?the Hen Harrier.

Known for its dramatic, tumbling “sky-dance” courtship displays in the spring, where the males and females gyrate and spin wildly whilst in flight, […]

Eagle Owl Debate Radio 4. Thursday 18th November 9pm

[singlepic id=249 w=320 h=240 float=left]Not too much information to add really, all we know at this time is that BBC Radio 4 will host a debate about Alien Species which will include Eagle Owl. Interestingly, according to the Radio Times it appears UK Eagle Owls are thought to have now been introduced into the UK […]