In this latest video Terry Pickford recalls the way United Utilities responded to reported incidents of nest interference, where Peregrine chicks contained in two nests had disappeared suspiciously.
The first incident was reported after one keeper was interrupted by Terry and a colleague coming away from the first occupied territory after causing disturbance.
In his latest video Terry Pickford highlights two effective but legal management strategies introduced on grouse moor estates in northern England designed to unsettle peregrines and hen harriers, preventing these species from settling to breed on moorland where red grouse are shot.
The last three breeding seasons for Bowland’s apex raptors such as peregrine and hen harrier have been appalling, failing completely to deliver any increase in breeding productivity for both species throughout the Bowland fells in west Lancashire. In 2014 Sky and Hope two satellite tagged hen harrier chicks disappeared after migrating away […]
This rare peregrine behaviour shows a pair of urban peregrines doing what comes naturally. You are now unlikely to ever witness this behaviour on moorland in northern England where red grouse are shot because of wide scale illegal persecution of this species. If like us you care about stopping the ongoing killing of the peregrine […]
A young Golden Eagle is reported missing by the RSPB after its satellite transmitter went off-line on the North Glenbuchat Estate near Strathdon.
The eleven month old male golden eagle had been satellite-tagged by the Scottish Raptor Study Group but had stopped collecting data between March 5 and 6 this year.
Primary school children will be taken on police-funded day trips to grouse shooting moors, run by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, it was announced earlier this month.
Red Grouse moor ablaze, Raptors missing from these moorland ecosystems throughout northern England. Tell this to the […]
Walkers managed to find a dead Peregrine Falcon by a footpath at Newbiggin next to Croglin estate where numerous birds of prey have previously gone missing. Amazingly the dead Peregrine was found close to where a BTO ringed Hen Harrier was also found. The Harrier had flown all the way from the Isle of […]
We are fortunate to have 2 nature reserves situated around the Solway where cropping is used to feed winter finches and buntings.
Cropping is often used to feed game birds using a mix of plants producing seed and also acting as tall cover for the birds. Game keepers often position the crop so […]
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
In the above video, Terry Pickford talks about his concern at the failure and abandonment in April 2016 of potentially the Forest of Bowland’s only occupied Peregrine Falcon territory. Terry highlights the possible cause be believes resulted in the desertion of the territory, the only occupied nest he was aware of in the […]