White-tailed eagles nest in Orkney after 142-year absence.

A pair of sea eagles are currently nesting on RSPB Scotland’s Hoy nature reserve. It is the first time these birds have attempted to breed in Orkney since 1873. The news suggests Orkney may become the next stop on the sea eagles’ celebrated recolonisation of Scotland. Alan Leitch, RSPB Scotland’s Sites Manager […]

Poisoned White-tailed Eagle found dead in nest in Connemara

The female eagle was released in Killarney National Park in 2009 (Pic: Dermot Breen, National Parks & Wildlife Service)

The Golden Eagle Trust, Ireland Press Release.

A White-tailed Eagle has been found dead in the nest at a nest site in Connemara. The six year old […]

If it Flies, It Dies – Malta’s Hunters Get Green Light for Bird Slaughter

https://youtu.be/WxxvcL2XG0Q Tourists to Malta over the next few weeks might get a shock. The country’s mass killing of birds, known as the Spring Hunt, starts today, meaning that thousands of birds will be shot from the skies. If you don’t want to be caught in the middle of that, you might want to head somewhere […]

One Bearded Vultures found dead in the French Alps, a second found shot but still alive in the French Pyrenees.

An adult bearded vulture was found dead on the 6th April within the ski resort of Flaine, in Haute-Savoie (department 74), of unknown causes. The bird was found relatively close to a ski lift, and the body was recovered to do a full post-mortem, and toxicological analysis. A few days later, on the 9th […]