The end of Langholm part 2. Will there ever be a part 3?

The end of August 2017 sees the end of a 10 year programme to make Langholm moor a biodiverse area along with Red Grouse shooting. Red Grouse shooting never took place as the bar was set too high. Red Grouse shooting could have taken place but there was a large element against it as […]

Analyses of fates of satellite tracked Golden Eagles in Scotland.

Scottish Natural Heritage have just published detailed research undertaken by Dr Phil Whitfield & Dr Alan Fielding into fates of Satellite Tracked Golden Eagles in Scotland. The review is long and detailed but well worth reading and leaves little doubt as to what has been happening to an average of 4 lost […]

A Field Worker’s Guide to the Golden Eagle by Dave Walker

Published by Whittles Publishing softback pages 246 Price £19.99

This is the second Golden Eagle book written by Dave with the first based on his experience working with the Lakeland eagles and now he adds his work with wind farms and dedication to some local territories in Argyll making 37 […]

Scottish Shooting estate claims Golden Eagle very much alive, after RSPB claim the eagle may be dead.

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.

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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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Terry Pickford’s Secret Forest of Bowland

This location many years ago was once my very special jewel in the crown as far as the Forest of Bowland was concerned; well off the beaten track, away from the normal tourist trails, just a perfect isolated habitat to relax , watch and enjoy rare wildlife. In the early 1990’s I saw my first […]

Keepers can’t keep their mouths shut!! Overheard in pub discussing the slaughter of 250 birds of prey.

Details of wildlife crime are all too often spoken about openly by the perpetrators in the remote countryside pub, you just don’t know who has been listening however! There was the conversation overheard detailing the killing of the Red Kites in South Cumbria, and the killing of Eagle Owls. Now a disturbing conversation between estate […]

Man banned from keeping animals for 10 years after keeping golden eagle in kitchen

RSPCA News

A man has been disqualified from keeping animals for 10 years for keeping a golden eagle in a dirty kitchen.

Adam Smith (d.o.b 10/05/1962) of Brook Lane, Billesley, Birmingham, who was keeping a golden eagle in a kitchen in Pembroke, was sentenced on Monday (10 October) after previously pleading guilty to one […]

Nesting Golden Eagles at risk from crofters in the Outer Hebrides, can anyone offer any advice?

Last week Raptor Politics received a request from Margaret who lives in the Outer Hebrides asking for any advice on how best to protect a local Golden Eagle eyrie. It appears from what Margaret has written below, the site she is particularly concerned about has in the recent past been subjected to interference by local […]

Eighth tagged eagle ‘disappears’ in Monadhliaths, says RSPB

The birds were fitted with satellite tags, all of which no longer transmit information on where the raptors are. RSPB Scotland said the eagles had vanished in the Monadhliath mountains south east of Inverness.

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