Are diversionary feeding bird tables making Hen Harrier tame?

Everyone knows what the 12th August means to most upland game keepers and Red Grouse shooters, but on this day in 2015 an amazing incident was recorded by a hill walker in the Pennines. The man was high in the hills away from any shooting when a noise suddenly nearby focused his attention. He realised […]

First White-tailed Eagles fledge in Co Kerry in a century

The first two White-tailed Eagle nests in Co Kerry in over a century have successfully fledged their young this month.Between them, the two pairs—one in Killarney National Park and another on the Beara peninsula near Kenmare—fledged one youngster each. This was the third attempt by the Killarney pair while the Beara pair succeeded at their […]

The not so Mysterious Disappearance of England’s missing Hen Harriers

Last spring, when walkers on the Lancashire moors came upon two hen harrier nests, they alerted local conservationists. Not because these powerful birds of prey represented a danger to wildlife, but because the harriers themselves are under threat. When they got the call, staff and members of the RSPB, helped by local volunteers, set up […]