Recently colleagues working in the project LIFE RUPIS were alerted by a local inhabitant to a strange occurrence – a dead Egyptian vulture that “had fallen dead from the sky” after a fight with another raptor. The witness is a reliable acquaintance, and a quick investigation on the spot have discounted the possibility of […]
Primary school children will be taken on police-funded day trips to grouse shooting moors, run by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, it was announced earlier this month.
Red Grouse moor ablaze, Raptors missing from these moorland ecosystems throughout northern England. Tell this to the […]
Within the last two weeks a total of 8 griffon vultures, and several other animals (wolves, foxes and other raptors), have been found dead in Kresna Gorge (Bulgaria), illegally poisoned. The griffon vultures found dead constitute the bulk of the local breeding population, so their offspring have also probably perished. Unfortunately, the number of poisoned […]
Photo: Dave Walker/BirdLife Cyprus
The griffon vulture Gyps fulvus is the largest and arguably the most impressive bird species found on the island of Cyprus. As is sadly the case with many vulture species around the world, the population of griffons in Cyprus is in a bad way. The earliest […]
Walkers managed to find a dead Peregrine Falcon by a footpath at Newbiggin next to Croglin estate where numerous birds of prey have previously gone missing. Amazingly the dead Peregrine was found close to where a BTO ringed Hen Harrier was also found. The Harrier had flown all the way from the Isle of […]
North Yorks Police are appealing for information after a red kite was found dead in Nidderdale. On the afternoon of Saturday 11 March, a dead red kite was found near Greenhow, in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire.
Terry Pickford updates viewer on recent developments at the St Anne’s church after he had removed the shot Peregrine from Lancashire Church in February.
Terry Pickford talks once again to That’s Lancashire TV, Freeview, Channel 7 tonight from 6pm where he provides up to date detail of the new replacement female peregrine’s […]
The first report of illegal hunting came on Saturday, with Birdlife Malta reporting that it had recovered an injured Marsh Harrier. It said the bird was certified shot by the veterinarian.
The spring hunting season opened 24 March 2017.
A Bearded Vulture incubating a clutch of eggs in captivity
100 years after going extinct in the Alps, the bearded vulture is now back to the alpine skies – 40+ established territories and a record number (25!) of wild-born fledged young in 2016, in one of the most celebrated and spectacular wildlife […]
We are fortunate to have 2 nature reserves situated around the Solway where cropping is used to feed winter finches and buntings.
Cropping is often used to feed game birds using a mix of plants producing seed and also acting as tall cover for the birds. Game keepers often position the crop so […]