Cropping and Hen Harriers

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 […]

Vultures indirectly regulate the abundance of foxes through limiting their access to carrion – newspaper 2017-0

Vultures are obligate scavengers, as they depend totally on carrion. Facultative scavengers, like foxes, on the other hand exploit carrion opportunistically and are generally ubiquitous. […]