Nothing to Crow about!

Gamekeepers, farmers and land owners have clubbed together in an attempt to try and remove Chris Packham from working for the BBC. Their big complaint is that Chris is involved with an organisation that has just stopped Natural England from using licenses to kill a large number of bird species including members of the […]

Why the Curlew is in decline on our uplands, and it has little if anything to do with predation by raptors.

The Curlew a declining food source leading to their decline

Richard Benyon MP is a British Conservative Party politician. He was first elected as the MP for Newbury in 2005 and was a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. In a Westminster […]

Curlew should be UK’s top conservation concern says RSPB Scotland.

A new study led by RSPB Scotland has called for the curlew, Europe’s largest wading bird, to now be considered the highest conservation priority bird species in the UK.

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A tale of two gamekeepers, lots of grouse and big coveys

The call of the moors while the heather is in bloom and there was a chance of hearing a grouse, curlew, snipe or lapwing calling was irresistible. Don’t tell my wife, but I declined an invitation to join a family party in Paris this week because the moors will always be No […]

Scientific Paper concludes concerns over the impact of natural densities of hen harriers on vulnerable upland waders are unjustified.

The paper and introduction below are all based upon a scientific study undertaken on Langholm moor by Arjun Amar, Simon Thirgood, James Pearce-Higgins and Steve Redpath. The paper was first published in August 2008 and in lay-man’s terms it examines over an 8 year period the effect of predation by specific raptors (hen harrier, peregrine […]