Female eagle owl spotted in South Tyneside causing mayhem.

An adult female eagle owl has been spotted flying over Cleadon Hills in South Shields and Boldon Flats Nature Reserve in recent months. Many bird watchers believe the female bird, which has a 5ft wingspan, must be an escapee. However, the owl has been worrying many walkers, after swooping down and has even ripped a […]

Falconer who allowed his birds to starve to death banned from keeping animals for life.

West Yorkshire RSPCA officers found a peregrine falcon, a steppe eagle and a male harris hawk all dead at the Altofts home of falconer Karl Leadley.

A court heard Leadley failed to adequately provide food and water and a proper diet for the raptors in his care.

A female harris hawk was also found in […]

Ninth Irish red kite confirmed poisoned

A ninth Irish red kite has been found dead from illegal poisoning, Irish park rangers have said. The breeding female bird, which had been nesting on a farm near Redcross, Co Wicklow, was found near Brittas Bay late last year. It is the latest red kite confirmed to have been killed by poison in the […]

Hen harriers, the RSPB and “persecution” according to the Countryside Alliance.

In a recent article published by the Countryside Alliance their Chief Executive Alice Barnard ridicules RSPB’s assertions that the hen harrier’s current precarious status in England is a result of illegal killing is nothing short of absurd. Apart from the Chief Executives obvious lack of any acceptance of Scientific facts supporting what the RSPB and […]