Kielder Forest Osprey makes first Test Flight!

At least one of Kielder Water & Forest Park’s three osprey chicks has earned his wings. The remaining chick in the original nest located in the 62,000 hectare (155,000 acre) Border wilderness has taken his first flight watched by visitors and staff at Kielder Castle Visitor Centre on a live video feed […]

The ‘Glorious Twelfth’ but sadly not for many of England’s Birds of Prey

GROUSE shooters gearing up for the shooting season in the Pennines, East Lancashire and in Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland are set for a bumper season. […]

Convicted Derbyshire gamekeeper launches appeal

A Derbyshire gamekeeper who was convicted of several wildlife crimes in June this year has now launched an appeal against his conviction. The basis for the appeal is not known at this time. Raptor Politics has surmised this may have more to do the shooting tenant’s wish to retain the shooting rights granted by the […]

Natural England – Public Consultation Document – Improving Compliance and Enforcement:

Natural England are inviting all members of the public in England to take part in this consultation to help them implement new civil sanction enforcement powers. Natural England maintain they require our feedback to ensure their compliance and enforcement work is delivering the best for people, business and the natural environment. (This means, we must […]

Second batch of 30 Red Kites released in Cumbria this week.

The second batch of 30 Red kites filled the skies above Grizedale Forest in Cumbria yesterday as part of a landmark conservation project. The 30 birds were released by the Forestry Commission’s wildlife ranger Iain Yoxall after being brought to Cumbria as hatchlings from the commission’s breeding site in Rockingham Forest, Nottinghamshire.

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Hounded by years of persecution upon England’s grouse moors, Peregrines find a safe refuge in our Cities

For years, only the most intrepid birdwatcher could catch a glimpse of one of the world’s fastest avian raptors, the peregrine falcon, along our sea cliffs, quarries or perched on the crags of Britain’s remote upland moorlands and mountains.

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The White-tailed Sea Eagle (video)

One of our regular followers in northern Norway has just sent the attached link to this fantastic video portraying the Sea Eagle in a number of countries. Although most of the language spoken are not in English, we believe the images speak much better than a thousand words.

 

The video highlights the collection of […]

6 Golden Eagle deaths investigated at LADWP wind power generation site in the USA

Federal authorities in the United States are investigating the deaths of at least six golden eagles at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Pine Tree Wind Project in the Tehachapi Mountains, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday.

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A response to Mark Avery’s second news letter by John Miles

Mark has taken on the role here of ‘informant’ now he has left the RSPB and wants to convey the true story of what is happening around the world regarding nature conservation. In his latest ‘news letter’ [not blog] he talks about Red Grouse and Hen Harriers. Sadly Mark has missed a golden opportunity by […]

Golden Eagles Fall Prey to the Wind Industry – 2300 killed in the past 25 years in USA.

By Jim Wiegand, wildlife biologist, University of California, Berkeley.

The controversy surrounding wind farms in America has been brewing for over 25 years. The debate centers around the use of the deadly propeller style wind turbines and the large death toll to what are supposedly protected species. One of these species, the federally protected […]