Two convicted of egg-collecting after two-year operation

Thanks to South Devon’s pro-active Wildlife Crime Officer, PC Josh Marshall, two men have been convicted today of stealing bird’s eggs and connected offences under the Wildlife and Countryside Act after a two-year operation. Marcus Betteridge, 52 years from Jubilee Road in Totnes was fined £1,000 after he pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of […]

‘A National Disgrace’ by Bob McMillan

My childhood in the 1950s had been spent in a rural village near Dunblane in south Perthshire surrounded by sporting estates. To see a Buzzard or a Kestrel was a rarity, let alone a Hen Harrier. An early interest in birds was cultivated by older friends, one of whom had found breeding Harriers on […]