The Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust is hoping to prevent what it believes is the persecution of rare ospreys in Rutland by attaching satellite trackers to the birds. The GPS trackers fitted to each osprey will provide amazing detail, including the location of the birds at any time, their speed, altitude and flight direction. [...]
The sight of the white-tailed eagle‘s impressive two-metre wingspan in our skies was eventually saved by a reintroduction scheme in Scotland. But, even as its recovery is being hailed as a conservation success, the mighty bird may be under threat once again. The population remains small, vulnerable and limited to just one area of the [...]
As a falconer / breeder of birds of prey and someone who has seen captive breeding go from something that was thought impossible only 40 years ago for some raptor species to becoming almost a complete science today. I am baffled as to why we are not combating human persecution of raptors with human [...]
Following the death of the Earl of Sefton in 1972, the Abbeystead estates he owned in the Forest of Bowland fell into mismanagement. Finally in the early 1980′s the estate surrounding the village of Abbeystead, including a number of important grouse moors, were sold the present owner the Duke of Westminster. In the years between [...]
Police in Yorkshire are investigating the shooting of the female buzzard, which was found just north of Kirbymoorside in Farndale. This was the fourth buzzard known to have been shot in the same region in just four months. Gunshot was found in the bird’s wing and bone fragments were sticking out of the [...]
Gamekeeper caught below active Bowland Peregrine Nest with Loaded Shotgun
In 2009 two experienced members of the local raptor group, the same group who had their Peregrine and Hen Harrier licenses revoked by Natural England, witnessed a gamekeeper climb over the boundary wall from the adjoining estate where he worked onto the United [...]
Part 1. Hen Harrier Initiative asks the Public to find the missing birds.
We are referring to the recent initiative asking for the public’s assistance to find the missing Hen Harriers both in Scotland and now in England. The initiative launched this week is urging bird watchers, hill walkers and the general public to look [...]
According to the county’s wildlife rural and environmental crime officer there is no mention of any problems with Cumbria’s birds. In fact according to the Cumbrian police rustling and poaching are the priorities to watch out for. This of course brings the police into direct contact with the shooting estate owners and keepers on a [...]
Three white-tailed eagle have been found poisoned in the Balaton Uplands National Park in Hungary: one of the eagles was already dead, the remaining two birds have been transferred to an animal hospital for treatment. No additional information is known at this time.
On 9 April 2013 at Inverness Sheriff court, Keith Liddell of Holm Dell Drive, Inverness, was sentenced to a 220 hours community service order. During an earlier trial in March there was a dramatic change in direction and he decided to plead guilty to 13 charges relating to the illegal trading in birds’ eggs [...]