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 […]
One of 3 Eagle Owl chicks, left to starve in a nest on the United Utilities Estates in the Forest of Bowland, after the breeding female vanished.
A decade ago “The Eagle Owl Has Landed” made a sensational headline when it was revealed the world’s largest owl […]
Will the 2016 breeding season be worse or better for ‘protected raptors like the hen harrier and peregrine that have the misfortune to venture onto moorland in northern England where red grouse are shot for sport? We would like to think the situation will improve this season, but we remain pessimistic based upon last year’s […]
The RSPB are to be congratulated for funding a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful conviction of those criminals responsible for the killing of the 3 male hen harriers which disappeared from moorland owned by United Utilities Plc in the Forest of Bowland. We trust this offer will also extend to […]
This is an interesting video with Tim Melling from the RSPB claiming on one hand the eagle owl could pose a threat to native fauna like the hen harrier, and on the other side of the debate Tony Warburton from the World Owl Trust claiming we should welcome the eagle owl’s arrival here in […]
On May 5th we published details of an abandoned eagle owl nest containing 4 deserted eggs found on the United Utilities estates in the Forest of Bowland, see here for details. The abandoned nest was found by Terry Pickford and Kevin Moore – two members of the North West Raptor Group. On the 8th May […]
Monitoring or just watching raptors in the Forest of Bowland has never been an easy or a pleasant exercise for members of the North West Raptor Group since Natural England revoked some, but not all, of their raptor disturbance licenses.
Bowland Eagle Owl nest found abandoned on United Utilities estates […]
To say that I am furious is an understatement; I have today received an e-mail from the RSPB asking me personally for a donation of £25 to help them raise £600,000 to help save the Hen Harrier before 20th December. Where we’re they when we needed 100,000 signatures for our e-petition to get Vicarious […]
Ornithologists in Wales have expressed shock at the findings of a range of independent surveys carried out across Wales in the last two years that reveal massive declines in the numbers of many of our upland birds. Species in serious decline include many of the iconic species that define our uplands, including Curlew, Golden Plover, […]
[singlepic id=294 w=140 h=140 float= left]Yes I can certainly confirm that Andre Farrar informed me in an e-mail “the RSPB as I should know, have had no involvement with monitoring the breeding Eagle Owls in Bowland.” He also told me ” the birds were being monitored by Natural England, and if anyone has any material […]