Malta: Hunting figures raise suspicions over low reporting by shooters

A turtle dove targeted by hunters in Malta.

A comparison between the daily number of birds migrating over Malta last autumn and the numbers hunted during the same days raises questions on potential under-reporting by hunters, according to official figures.

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Double trouble for the T in the park Music festival.

The organisers of T in the Park festival in Perthshire may have to deal with two pairs of ospreys turning up at their new site rather than the single pair originally expected, conservationists are warning.

Osprey nest being inspected for damage

The resident pair which normally nest at Strathallan Castle […]

Rescued & Rehabilitated Golden Eagle released back into wild on Mull

Bud was returned to the wild on Friday 13 March

A golden eagle that was found injured on the Isle of Mull last August has been released back into the wild after almost eight months of care and rehabilitation by an animal charity. The male eagle, named Bud, was found with a damaged wing […]

Peregrine falcons possibly nesting on Vodafone mobile phone masts.

Vodafone warns mobile phone users in London to expect up to two months of slower networks because nesting peregrine falcons on masts cannot be moved. Peregrine falcons have seen a revival in Britain throughout many of our larger cities in recent years.

Image courtesy of Sam Hobson.

Mobile phone users have been warned […]

Hen Harrier exclusive, the Skydancers are back on station in the Forest of Bowland.

Today (Thursday 19 March) at just after 10am, Raptor Politics was contacted by text by a member of the North West Raptor Group reporting that two raptor workers in Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland were observing a remarkable event taking place. They were watching a wildlife spectacle unprecedented so early in the season. They were witnessing […]

The search for skydancers sparks into life

RSPB Media Release

A round-the-clock nest protection operation is once again ready to swing into action with the RSPB asking people who spend time in the uplands of northern England to keep their eyes peeled for hen harriers – England’s most threatened bird of prey.

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Irish Hen Harrier Survey 2015 Invite

The Golden Eagle Trust, Irish Raptor Study Group and BirdWatch Ireland have formed an exciting conservation partnership and collectively are co-ordinating the 2015 Irish Hen Harrier Survey for the National Parks & Wildlife Service of the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht.

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More Live Raptor Web cams from America & Latvia.

American Raptor web-cams.

The images on these American webcams are viewable between 10am until APPROX 10pm GMT

Bald Eagle web Cam, Hanover PA

Great horned Owl Cam, Skidaway Island, Savannah Georgia

Red-tailed hawk cam, San Diego County, CA

Bald Eagle Cam, Pittsburgh. with initial commercial advert

Latvia web-cam

This images shown by this live webcam […]

HenHarriers will become extinct in England if our government continues to put their heads in the sand.

The Red Grouse is jealously guarded, but then shot for sport, resulting in the killing of so called protected raptors like hen harrier and peregrine falcon.

The game shooting industry in England has been master and manager of it’s own destiny on moorland where red grouse are shot for […]

Eagle with camera flies from the world’s tallest skyscraper in Dubai.

An eagle fitted with a small camera on its back has flown from the top of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai. Video from the imperial eagle, Darshan, was live-streamed earlier today live on local TV as it swooped 829.8 metres to its trainer waiting on the ground. The organisers, Freedom […]