Scotland bird of prey crime maps released by Scottish Government

The number of recorded bird of prey crimes in Scotland has decreased from 23 in 2013 to 19 in 2014, according to the latest bird of prey crime maps published today. Species targeted included the red kite, buzzard, peregrine falcon, goshawk, golden eagle, hen harrier and tawny owl.

The figures published by the Partnership […]

Reasons to vote Labour at the forthcoming General Election

A pledge to tackle Wildlife Crime and reduce cruelty on Shooting estates.

The corpse of a dead badger, snared on a Forest of Bowland shooting estate. No mercy shown.

Birds of prey are intensively persecuted, and iconic birds such as the Hen Harrier are in danger of being loss as […]

Egg theft from White-tailed eagle nest caught of CCTV

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8FdRQL0Y8k4&feature=youtu.be

Watch this sensational video of an egg thief caught in the act of stealing a clutch of 2 eggs from the nest of a White-tailed eagle nest in Denmark. We are are unaware of this behaviour ever being captured on film or by video anywhere before. This time the evidence clearly shows the culprit […]

RSPB Scotland says DF Concerts’ osprey tactics are on ‘right side of the law’

An ornithologist in the controversial cherry picker near an existing nest on Strathallan Castle estate.

RSPB Scotland has said it will not be taking legal action against T in the Park, despite a cherry picker complete with Saltire and balloons being placed near an osprey nest in Perthshire. […]

To shoot or not to shoot. Did politics ruin the day!!

Some of you may know that at Langholm in 2014 there was sufficient Red Grouse to hold a shooting season. So many people were amazed when they heard that the estate had curiously made a decided not to hold a shoot last year despite the high numbers of red grouse on the moor. This is […]

At least 200 Himalayan Griffon Vultures died in the State of Assam in past year.

The Himalayan griffon, a migratory bird which comes to Assam every winter from the Himalayan region, has been becoming a victim of poisoning in Assam every year and over 200 vultures, mostly Himalayan griffons, have died in the last one year in Assam. Sources at the the Vulture Conservation and Breeding Centre (VCBC), Rani, […]

Rutland Water Ospreys: Proposal to place 9 130m high turbines in Osprey flight line.

Today 23 March, Raptor Politics received a request for advice from one of our followers concerned at a proposal to install nine 130m high wind turbines near Rutland Water in order to prepare a response. We are advised that it is not uncommon to see Ospreys in the Rutland area as they travel through the […]

Tragedy in waiting for the American Bald Eagle

Tragedy in waiting for Bald eagle… My 8 year struggle with Whatcom County, State and Federal wildlife agents to acknowledge the presence of an active eagles nest, took a dark turn yesterday. I was so excited on Tuesday when I saw Skye sitting on egg(s), but I hadn’t realized that the new trail Whatcom County […]

The Merlin a new book by Richard Sale, Reviewed here.

The Merlin by Richard Sale

Self Published by Snowfinch Publishing

ISBN 978 0 9571732 1 7

March 2015 richard@snowfinch.co.uk

Hardback Price £40.00 Pages 304

For all birds of prey lovers this book fills a gap for a species which so many birders often miss as this little rocket flies through the uplands […]

Farming community are the first to go public raising concerns over Lynx release in eastern counties

SHEEP farmers have raised concerns over discussions to introduce lynx to parts of the eastern counties.

Thetford Forest, which borders Norfolk and Suffolk has been earmarked as one of three potential sites to rewild with the medium-sized wild cat. The project, backed by the Lynx UK Trust, would […]