The North West Raptor Group trial night vision video in the Forest of Bowland.

 

Last year rumours persisted that at long last a pair of Eagle Owls in the Forest of Bowland successfully produced three fledged young. This was confirmed after the nesting site was featured by the One Show last year. The nesting ledge containing the three chicks was clearly visible, the camera taking the footage […]

Another hen harrier disappears on north Yorkshire moorland. A total to five lost in four months.

Natural England Press release

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information following the loss of a hen harrier named Mick in Upper Swaledale.

Hen harrier Mick © Stephen Murphy / Natural England

Mick, a young male, fledged in Northumberland last summer. He was fitted with a satellite tag in July by a hen harrier […]

Isn’t it time to speak out about the killing of raptors in the Forest of Bowland?

It was distressing to read about the illegal killing of raptors in East Anglia and the claim made by the RSPB that the North East of England is one of the worst areas for shooting and attacking birds of prey in our country. Well done to the RSPB for exposing these ongoing atrocities. But this […]

Government must get tough on raptor killers, says RSPB

RSPB Press Release.

Birds of prey continue to be illegally targeted as another rare bird is found to have been shot.

New RSPB report shows illegal killing of birds of prey is still unacceptably common with 196 reports of shooting and destruction of birds of prey and 50 reports of […]

Buzzard found shot by airgun pellet near Exeter, Devon put to sleep by RSPCA .

The buzzard which was shot over Tedburn St Mary is now in safe hands

The RSPCA are appealing for information after a buzzard was found shot by the side of the road in Tedburn St Mary, near Exeter, Devon, on 20 January 2017. The animal welfare […]

Keepers can’t keep their mouths shut!! Overheard in pub discussing the slaughter of 250 birds of prey.

Details of wildlife crime are all too often spoken about openly by the perpetrators in the remote countryside pub, you just don’t know who has been listening however! There was the conversation overheard detailing the killing of the Red Kites in South Cumbria, and the killing of Eagle Owls. Now a disturbing conversation between estate […]

FROM BAD TO WORSE: THE FOREST OF BOWLAND

This is our pictorial story detailing the plight of 18 regional pairs of nesting Peregrine Falcons, and how this threatened species of raptor has been persecuted to extinction to protect red grouse stocks throughout this moorland region of West Lancashire.

Bowland Peregrine nest pre. 2010, containing 3 unfledged chicks. Nest […]

The story of Gordon the moron [ alias Bonny the Geltsdale Hen Harrier ] and his time on this planet

Was Bonny killed for a £ billionaire conservationist to enjoy killing more Red Grouse?

So many people gave their time to save Gordon the Hen Harrier born last year on the RSPB reserve at Geltsdale in the northern Pennines and making his short life possible. They named him Gordon for […]

Natural England in denial about the disappearance of so many nesting Peregrines from the Forest of Bowland

One of 7 destroyed Peregrine nesting sites located by the North West Raptor Group in the Forest of Bowland since 2010

It is well known that since licenses allowing the North West Raptor Group to monitor Peregrines and their persecution in Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland were withheld in 2010 by Natural England, successful Peregrine […]

Hen Harriers: Ghost Of Moorlands Past, by Eleanor Daisy Upstill-Goddard

In current times, when we think of our biggest conservation issues in the UK, there are no doubt many that would come to mind. Badgers and TB, fox hunting and the preservation of the red squirrel will be on the lips of many. For me however, there is another, which springs to mind: the […]