Time to count your Buzzards

With the possibility of young Buzzards taking to the wing in the next few days it is quite easy to see where pairs have failed or disappeared in your area. Sadly 2018 is going to be the year of the ‘disappearing Buzzard’ as many estates take the law into their own hands […]

What’s going on at Langholm?

Langholm moor, bird watchers are now flocking to this area to photograph or just watch raptors

Most of the public think the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project finished last year [2017] but did it? Raptor Politics have been told that it is still going on and what’s more certain activities seem […]

Police crackdown on North Yorkshire bird of prey killings

Police have joined forces with wildlife experts to combat bird of prey killings in the county with the UK’s worst record for attacks.

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A third Buzzard found dead in west Lancashire in last two years.

The dead Buzzard removed from a hedge in west Lancashire Friday 9/02/2018

A chance discovery made last Friday by a member of the North West Raptor Group led to the location of a third dead Buzzard in the same general area near Preston where, in the last 3 years, two […]

Raptor persecution a falling trend according to Tim Bonner,Countryside Alliance Chief Executive

I have been involved with the protection and conservation of raptors for over 47 years, in all that time I have never had the misfortune to read an article filled with such misinformation, untruths and falsehoods as written by Tim Bonner, read the attached article published by the Countryside Alliance 3rd November. Mr Bonner says […]

‘What pleasure do they get out of this?’ – dog walker discovers several dead birds

Four buzzards along with other birds have been found dead in a Lincolnshire village.

A dog walker is becoming increasingly worried about the welfare of wildlife after making the alarming discovering of several dead birds.

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Buzzard shot in Hertfordshire

Press release from Hertfordshire Police, 26 September 2017:

Officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Rural Operational Support Team (ROST) are appealing for witnesses and information after a buzzard was found seriously injured.

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Natural England and the sterilisation of Britain!

Many people know about the attempt by Natural England to monitor the deaths of Hen Harriers by satellite tagging but few know about their indirect attempt to make specific birds of prey together with other wild animals sterile in England! […]

Police Scotland are investigating the illegal trapping of a Buzzard near Auchintoul, Strathdearn.

Police Scotland can confirm that an investigation into the alleged illegal setting of traps to deliberately target birds of prey near Auchintoul, Strathdearn has been launched. Police were informed of an incident that occurred on 7 June 2017 where a buzzard was found after having been illegally trapped on the south slopes of Beinn Bhreac. […]

Response from DEFRA regarding the use of Goodnature A24 trap

Following the a proposal that yet another trap was to be brought to Britain to kill unwanted species regarded as vermin by the shooting industry, we have attached below the response from DEFRA about this new device and its potential use. Their response is below

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