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 […]