Bearded vultures in the Alps – on course for another record-breaking breeding season

The bearded vulture breeding season in the Alps is quite advanced, and so far, we have news of at least 45 occupied territories across this mountain chain. There are three territories in the eastern part of the Alps, 18 in the Central Alps, 20 in the north-western Alps and four in the south-western part […]

Pair of nesting urban peregrines: Natural Behaviour

On 17th February Terry Pickford recovered a dead female peregrine falcon (one of a pair) from this nesting site located on a church in Lancashire. What is very significant it was established the dead falcon had been dead since the 8th January at least. Between the 8th January and 17th February the male peregrine […]

14 pairs of black vulture – in Boumort (Spanish Pyrenees) – 8 are still breeding

We have recently informed about the shooting of the last black vulture in Alynià, one of the two black vulture reintroduction sites in the Spanish Pyrenees, and how the sites contrasted – while the species did not get a foothold in the former site, in Boumort (Lleida) it was flourishing, ten years after the start […]

A Field Worker’s Guide to the Golden Eagle by Dave Walker

Published by Whittles Publishing softback pages 246 Price £19.99

This is the second Golden Eagle book written by Dave with the first based on his experience working with the Lakeland eagles and now he adds his work with wind farms and dedication to some local territories in Argyll making 37 […]

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee – Scotland

Moorland Gamekeepers using strategies preventing raptors from settling to breed.

In his latest video Terry Pickford highlights two effective but legal management strategies introduced on grouse moor estates in northern England designed to unsettle peregrines and hen harriers, preventing these species from settling to breed on moorland where red grouse are shot.

   

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Red Kites drawn to the guns.

The RSPB have issued a history of persecution of Red Kites in Yorkshire – see link below

https://www.rspb.org.uk/community/ourwork/b/investigations/archive/2017/04/07/red-kite-shot-bedfordshire-yorkshire-dales.aspx

But no where have the RSPB added the reasons for such killings. The Red Kite is a well known bird for taking carrion but they have learnt [to […]

Spectacular aerial duel between bearded vultures in the French Alps results in the death of one of them

We have recently published evidence about the natural mortality of an Egyptian vulture after an interaction with another raptor in Portugal – now news came from France that a fight between three bearded vultures resulted in the death of one of them. […]

Forest of Bowland: What will the new season deliver?

The last three breeding seasons for Bowland’s apex raptors such as peregrine and hen harrier have been appalling, failing completely to deliver any increase in breeding productivity for both species throughout the Bowland fells in west Lancashire. In 2014 Sky and Hope two satellite tagged hen harrier chicks disappeared after migrating away […]

Red Kite shot in Hertfordshire, police appeal for information

Press Release APPEAL FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SHOOTING OF RED KITE

Hertfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a wounded bird of prey was taken to a vet in Buntingford.

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