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When the National Gamekeeper’s Association starts getting all angsty about something, it’s worth looking at more closely and that is just what happened last week as they issued a call for the temporary ban on the use of second generation rat baits away from buildings, introduced by HSE , to be reversed.
I have just been introduced to your site, and thought your followers may be interested to hear of recent wind farm proposals in our area as we have a lot of interesting raptors who may be affected. I do not profess to be a raptor expert, but locally we have a good population of buzzards, [...]
At the beginning of 2013 a Barn Owl which had been rung in the Eden Valley in East Cumbria was reported as being killed near Kirkbride in North Cumbria by a wind turbine.
With two sets of chicks, the future for barn owls at the RSPB’s Hope Farm is looking bright this year.
Image: Grahame Madge
The RSPB’s Hope Farm in Cambridgeshire is this year celebrating a bumper harvest of a different kind: barn owls. Barn owls first nested on the RSPB’s [...]
What a year for violent crimes directed against “protected” Birds of Prey. We have seen Golden Eagles, Peregrines and now Buzzards all captured in pole traps. Of course no Hen Harriers have been killed as no harriers have been found dead, even those fitted with satellite transmitters do not get found! [Try E bay for [...]
Raptor Politics has just learned that three men appeared in court at the end of March charged with disturbing young owls and their nest as well as damaging it. Robert Tomos Edwards, 39, of Rhydymain, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Christopher John Osborne, 41, of Glan y Mor, Fairbourne, Gwynedd and David Alan Titley, 40, of Marina Drive, [...]
Six barn owls have been found burned to death in a barn on land off Moss Lane Formby. Constable Rachael Krueger said they had deliberately been set on fire in a callous attack.
In addition, a buzzard was found shot half a mile away.
More details in the Liverpool Echo
Bedfordshire man Greg Turner, aged 32 of Astwood Close, Potton, appeared at Luton Crown Court after stuffed birds of prey were found at his home. The birds included, owls, a Red Kite, Marsh Harrier and Peregrine Falcon. After pleading guilty to 13 offences involving the illegal trade of endangered species, including selling more than one [...]
Good new at least for one of England’s raptors. It is being reported by the RSPB that Barn owls in England are recovering after decades of decline thanks to wildlife-friendly farming. The RSPB have recently confirmed the birds are making a comeback after years of decline caused by the intensification of agriculture.
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