New Raptor Persecution Priority Delivery Group (PPDG), a new beginning?

Let me start with an introduction, I am a Police Superintendent and I have been a police officer now for approaching 18 years. In that time have had the privilege of working with some of the finest people you will ever meet, let it be known that I work with everyday heroes and […]

Remains of world’s oldest ringed golden eagle found in Sutherland

The remains of the oldest ringed golden eagle in the world have been found on a hillside in Sutherland. The male golden eagle was thought to have died in a territorial battle about six weeks before it was discovered near Inchnadamph. […]

What’s going on at Langholm?

Langholm moor, bird watchers are now flocking to this area to photograph or just watch raptors

Most of the public think the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project finished last year [2017] but did it? Raptor Politics have been told that it is still going on and what’s more certain activities seem […]

Live webcams 5th Update: 2nd Pair of White-tailed Eagle lays first egg today

WHITE-TAILED EAGLE, Latvia live webcam above.

To activate the feed to the live webcam in Latvia, click on the red diamond in the centre of the image.

First egg laid today 24-03-2018 by Latvian pair of White-tailed Eagles. Female stands sentinel on nest.

Estonia, live webcam […]

Mystery deepens over the suspicious disappearance of Fred the young Golden Eagle

A young golden eagle is thought to have been killed over the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh and its body dumped in the North Sea. A young Golden Eagle named Fred raised last year in the only successful eyrie in the Scottish borders, has mysteriously disappeared after the satellite tag fitted to the eaglet before it […]

New Grouse moor management review group announced yesterday by the Scottish Government

New group to focus on sustainability of driven-grouse moors.

Membership of an independent group to ensure grouse moor management practices are sustainable and legally compliant has been confirmed.

The new group will be led by Professor Alan Werrity, who previously chaired a Scottish Natural Heritage review into sustainable moorland management. It […]

A Once in a Lifetime capture.

During a wildlife excursion on the Isle of Mull this Autumn we observed a ‘once in a lifetime’ natural spectacle. It was mid-afternoon and we were travelling west alongside one of Mull’s many sea lochs, which indent the island greatly. I was scanning the terraced skyline and spotted a large bird of prey stooping down […]

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 […]