A simple way of preventing Buzzards predation within the pheasant pen using a non lethal deterrent.

The detail below was obtained from the International Centre for Wildlife Damage Management supported by Cornell University in the United States.

Fig. 3. The electric pole shocker. (1) uninsulated (exposed) 12-gauge (0.28-cm) copper, ground, and hot wires (no connection from ground to hot wire) (2) insulated wire to ground (3) insulated wire to fence […]

Guest blog – Business Is A Buzzard by Eleanor Daisy Upstill-Goddard 

Eleanor has been a bird enthusiast since she was a child and has just completed her MSc at Newcastle University on ‘Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management.’ Eleanor has kindly given approval allowing Raptor Politics to publish several of her most recent articles all about raptors and the problems these species are currently facing […]

Famous UK millionaire potter distorts true facts on barn owl decline

Emma Bridgewater is a famous potter who has made £millions often using British bird images on mugs pots and other ceramics she produces.


She has now moved out to calendars with one in particular concentrating on the countryside and giving you ideas what to do each month.


Update from Natural England: Buzzard licensing applications

Natural England recently issued a licence permitting the control of up to 10 buzzards to prevent serious damage to young pheasants.

Natural England is committed to being as open and transparent about its licensing decisions as it can be and the documents relating to that decision are published below. Certain information has to […]

Appeal after buzzard poisoned in Ayrshire

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a buzzard was found dead in Ayrshire having been poisoned. A member of the public discovered the young, female bird of prey in farmland between Maybole and Patna in April.


Buzzard Killing: MP claims loss of a small number will have no impact on their overall conservation status.

One of our readers wrote to his MP regarding the license to kill 10 Buzzards and was horrified to read that his MP, Rory Stewart, former DEFRA Minister, claimed that the loss of such a small number of birds would have no impact on their overall population! Remember Natural England said that they had […]

Buzzards: A Licence to Kill, has the legislation been manipulated in favour of shooting interests?

Following receipt this week of a second ‘Freedom of Information’ reply from Natural England it now appears more controversy has been uncovered relating to the proposed licenced killing of 10 Buzzards to protect pheasants classified as livestock, even when away from their rearing pens. Natural England have now provided the following additional […]

Update: The licenced killing of ten Buzzards

Natural England may have had no option under the law, but to issue the licence allowing a shooting interest to kill ten buzzards to protect pheasants??? This information was submitted tonight {3-8-2016} by a person wishing to remain anonymous. The detail has been added as a comment on the raptor politics web site in […]

Natural England issue licence permitting the killing of 10 Buzzards

We have just learned that Natural England have just issued a licence permitting the killing of 10 Buzzards to protect young pheasants-an alien species. Natural England has issued a licence for buzzard control. Natural England issued a licence last night permitting the control of up to 10 buzzards to prevent serious damage to young […]

Reward of £1000 offered as more birds of prey are illegally killed in the Peak District National Park

Derbyshire Police and the RSPB are appealing for information following the illegal killing of two birds of prey near to Glossop, Derbyshire. A £1000 reward has been offered by the RSPB for information leading to a conviction.

After a 5 month period the Derbyshire police and RSPB are now […]