With only 3 nesting pairs of Hen Harrier in England this year it’s wonderful news to hear about the contrast in numbers on the Langholm estate in the borders of Scotland. In total this summer it is being reported that there were 12 nesting pairs of Hen Harrier; sadly 1 pair failed but currently Langholm […]
Derbyshire Constabulary and the RSPB are appealing for information following the discovery, on the Chatsworth Estate, of a dead female goshawk with two broken legs. The goshawk was discovered on the Chatsworth estate on 2 April by a member of the public who then alerted the RSPB. The charity’s investigations team recovered the bird […]
Dominic Littlewood, of BBC’S ‘Rouge Traders’ promotes RSPB efforts to catch gamekeepers attempting to illegally trap and kill protected birds of prey. The film attached below can be viewed on IPlayer for the next 8 days only. The first section of the film begins at 8.35 minutes and shows a Derbyshire gamekeeper using a white […]
Since the article ‘Goshawk – The missing link’ was published on Raptor Politics what has changed? The new BTO atlas has come out and the claim is that Goshawks are expanding around Britain but still Kielder struggles to see adult birds returning to breed. The old Sparrowhawk work by Ian Newton was very similar with […]
Thursday 10 October 2013
Mr Joe Benton in the Chair
Subject- Wildlife Crime
Because the original Westminster debate document is a very lengthy read, and as expected talks about additional subjects other than birds of prey, we have included below only those portions of the discussions […]
With 3 existing nesting pairs of oprey, twenty five pairs at least of Goshawk and a historic golden eagle nesting site last used in 2001, we are disappointed to read the Kielder Forest has been earmarked for an up to 100-turbine wind farm by leading green energy company RWE npower renewables.
Looking for the Goshawk: Reviewed by John Miles. Isbn 978-1-4081-6487-1 Published by Bloomsbury Hardback – £18.99
Illegal traps, dead birds of prey and suspicious bait found. German Police secure evidence and start criminal proceedings. In the past few days an incredible case of illegal persecution of birds of prey has been brought to light in a hunting reserve near Düsseldorf in NRW, Germany. According to the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS), […]
Given the great news that Pine Martens are now seen as the savours of Red Squirrels is there new hope that Goshawk will be seen in the same light, I wonder?
Sadly once again we hear from PC Josh Marshall, Wildlife Crime Officer Devon, that two additional dead raptors have been found in suspicious circumstances. You may recall the incidents from 2011 we reported where a number of dead raptors, including goshawk and peregrines had been found poisoned in Devon. (Read the details here.) (And more details here.)
This is the detail plus […]