Is Aberdeenshire set to be labelled the U.K’s “killing fields” ?

News has emerged that the young female Hen Harrier ringed ( FP 67025) in Glen Tanar on 29.6.2010, and fitted with a satellite tag ( 51894 ), has suddenly and mysteriously disappeared after returning to her natal area, and other adjacent upland areas, and being tracked for several days ( see www.raptortrack.org/category/hen-harrier/tanar/ ). Such […]

Hen Harriers – Langholm in the Scottish Borders

[singlepic id=133 w=400 h=317 float=left]Hen harriers were first recorded at Langholm in the 1980s and for several years there were between 2 and 5 pairs. The hen harrier is the qualifying feature of the Newcastleton Hills SPA and the site is of international importance for this species. Other large predatory birds which regularly breed at […]

Derbyshire Peak District initiative to protect “some” birds of prey

[singlepic id=288 w=300 h=225 float=left]Any initiative to enhance and protect birds of prey is to be welcomed, especially in an area like the Derbyshire Peak District where raptor persecution has played a significant role in the elimination of the region’s goshawk population. In June the news was published on this web site of the destruction […]