Hen Harrier Disappearances: Seriously bad news from The Forest of Bowland

The RSPB are reporting today that 3 male hen harriers have now disappeared in the last three weeks from active nests in the Forest of Bowland. This is the Press Release sent out by Martin Harper today.

I’m afraid to be the bearer of extremely bad news regarding one of our rarest birds of prey. […]

Scotland: Illegal pesticide removal

Press Release:

The scheme to get rid of illegal pesticides which could be used to poison wildlife will close on 29 May 2015, Environment Minister Dr Aileen McLeod announced today.


The RSPB are seeking your thoughts on their new Skydancer film.

The RSPB in cooperation with Northumberland-based Haltwhistle Film Project have produced a 10 minute film about the plight of the Hen Harrier which they hope will offer an engaging and inspiring introduction to the hen harrier and the challenges this moorland species are currently facing on red grouse moorland.

Filmed in Yorkshire, […]

Police in South West Scotland keeping open mind over Red Kite found poisoned

Results of tests on a red kite found dead by the road near Castle Douglas have revealed that it was poisoned. The bird of prey was found in January, assumed having been hit by a car. Now Police Scotland say tests carried out on blue/green material in the gullet of the bird show it ingested […]