North Yorkshire Police and RSPB investigate the disappearance of another hen harrier, this time lost Nr Hutton-le-Hole.

A joint North Yorkshire Police and RSPB investigation has been launched into the sudden disappearance of a hen harrier named Arthur.

The rare bird of prey had been tracked by the RSPB via a lightweight satellite tag since it hatched in the Peak District during the summer.

Arthur is one of more than […]

Four more satellite-tagged hen harriers ‘disappear’ on Scottish grouse moors.

Press release from RSPB Scotland (6 Nov 2018):

Four rare hen harriers disappear on Scottish grouse moors: RSPB Scotland appeals for information

RSPB Scotland is appealing for information following the suspicious disappearance of four satellite tagged hen harriers over the last 10 weeks.

All of the birds were tagged at various nest […]

It appears they are trying their best to kill every Hen Harrier they come across. Yet a fifth Hen Harrier reported missing near a grouse moor 2 October.

The North Yorkshire Police have issued an appeal for information.

Concerns have been raised about the welfare of a hen harrier which may have gone missing along the North Yorkshire – Cumbria border.

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Four of this year’s English tagged hen harriers have suprisingly each disappeared

It comes as no surprise that four hen harrier chicks fitted with satellite tags this year have each disappeared after fledging; it is being claimed by the RSPB the birds each vanished under suspicious circumstances. What can be more suspicious when recent history has clearly demonstrated that hen harriers associated moorland used for Driven Grouse […]

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 […]

‘Throwing Down the Gauntlet’- ‘Driven Grouse Shooting.’ Their bluff has been called.

Well with clockwork regularity another season’s fledged hen harriers ‘disappear’ over grouse moors. They’re not even making an effort to throttle back in the face of growing censure, in fact they seem to be giving conservationists, the public and the law a bigger two finger salute than ever. Time to return the gesture, but […]

The killing of 2 Peregrines in 2016 at a Forest of Bowland eyrie brought about the end of an era.

The video above was captured by a covert camera positioned overlooking this active Forest of Bowland Peregrine nest in April 2016. The District Judge who heard the case at Preston Magistrates court beginning in September 2017, ruled the video evidence inadmissible as the camera had been installed illegally without the landowners approval. […]

Nos da to our tagged Welsh hen harrier: Lia’s journey is over

Hen Harrier LIFE Project Manager, Dr. Cathleen Thomas, shares the sad news of the loss of a second tagged hen harrier in Wales in suspicious circumstances.

At this time of year, our Hen Harrier LIFE project team are very busy monitoring birds, protecting nests and satellite tagging juveniles. As we get caught up […]

The most productive Hen Harrier season in England since 2008

It may have been just a coincidence, but our glorious summer has experienced more successful Hen Harrier nests on northern England red grouse moors since 2008 when 25 young fledged from 8 nests. This year 21 chicks fledged from just 5 nests. […]

The 10 year report from Langholm Moor Demonstration Project

Some of you will be wondering where this report is. Well it has another year to run before it comes out [so we are told!].

But should it come out?

We saw the 7 year plan posted on their web site –

http://www.langholmproject.com/PDF%20downloads/7yr%20review.pdf

From this we can gather that very few people […]