Hen Harrier & Peregrine are likely to disappear as a breeding species from English Red Grouse moors within the next decade, or less.

 

The 3 stuffed Hen Harriers inside this display cabinet formed a small part of a larger number of illegally shot Bowland raptors which were confiscated by Lancashire police under a search warrant from the home of award winning photographer Dennis Green. When police raided Greens home they uncovered several cases […]

A brief history of the Peregrine Falcons at St Michael & All Angels Church, Exeter

Nick Dixon has recently published a very informative booklet (cost – £6) on the history of the peregrines nesting at St. Michael’s, how the birds initially took over a raven’s stick nest on the church, how that was replaced by a more stable artificial nest and latterly the fascinating story of the buzzard killing […]

A new petition asking the Scottish Parliament for a study into the economic impact of driven grouse shooting

Les Wallace has asked us to provide details of the petition he has launched seeking the Scottish Parliament to ‘urge the Scottish Government to sponsor a comprehensive and independent study into the full economic impacts of driven grouse shooting’. You can read Les’s petition HERE. You are able to sign the petition […]

Analyses of fates of satellite tracked Golden Eagles in Scotland.

Scottish Natural Heritage have just published detailed research undertaken by Dr Phil Whitfield & Dr Alan Fielding into fates of Satellite Tracked Golden Eagles in Scotland. The review is long and detailed but well worth reading and leaves little doubt as to what has been happening to an average of 4 lost […]

5 more bearded vultures released back into the wild yesterday by VCF and its partners – 2 in Vercors (Pre-Alps), 2 in Corsica and 1 in Andalucia

This year the VCF and its partners are hoping to release 18 young bearded vultures into the wild in Europe –a new record, and a significant boost to the populations of this species in our continent. Due to the several reintroduction-restocking projects, bearded vultures are recovering in the […]

Two dead peregrines, three surviving chicks: one successful rescue mission

The illegal killing of our Peregrines is nothing new, and certainly now appears to be on the increase both on moorland where red grouse are shot and in a number of rural areas in England. But what happened in Shropshire last week was truly sickening. Two adult breeding Peregrines were found poisoned below their […]