An electricity company has abandoned its plans to build a multi-million pound wind farm on the island of Lewis. Plans for 26 turbines on the Pairc Estate have been withdrawn because of the danger to bird life, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) said.
RSPB Scotland welcomed the move commending the company for a “responsible decision”. [...]
The number of birds of prey being illegally poisoned in Scotland has fallen dramatically, according to the Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA). Last year, there were 10 confirmed illegal poisonings, with the loss of 16 birds of prey. The figure had represented a 42% fall from 2010, when there were 22 incidents recorded and 28 birds [...]
Thirty red kites will were released into the skies over Cumbria’s Grizedale Forest today in the final phase of a scheme to reintroduce the spectacular birds to the county. Today’s releases bring the total number of released kites to ninety.
The announcement made by the World Owl Trust that a pair of Eagle Owls successfully fledged two owlets in the Dunsop Valley is very welcome but not at all surprising. All summer we have been hearing reports that at least one owl had been observed carrying prey in the Whitendale Valley. Raptor Politics also stated in [...]