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 […]

Another Hen Harrier disappears, Tarras’ a this year’s bird tagged at Langholm vanished in the Derbyshire Peak District

‘Tarras’, a young hen harrier satellite tagged by Stephen Murphy at Langholm this summer has ‘disappeared’ in the Derbyshire Peak District National Park.

The following statement has been issued on the Langholm blog:

We have concerns for ‘Tarras’ a young female Hen Harrier tagged by Stephen Murphy (Natural England) at Langholm […]

Langholm Moor 2016: Hen Harrier successes 25 young reared this season.

With 25 young Hen Harriers reared this year at Langholm but no Short-eared owls, it seems that Hen Harriers are more adapted than the owls at surviving on a moor with no voles. This begs the question ‘What did the Harriers bring into their nests to feed their chicks to keep them going, especially […]

The not so Mysterious Disappearance of England’s missing Hen Harriers

Last spring, when walkers on the Lancashire moors came upon two hen harrier nests, they alerted local conservationists. Not because these powerful birds of prey represented a danger to wildlife, but because the harriers themselves are under threat. When they got the call, staff and members of the RSPB, helped by local volunteers, set up […]

To shoot or not to shoot. Did politics ruin the day!!

Some of you may know that at Langholm in 2014 there was sufficient Red Grouse to hold a shooting season. So many people were amazed when they heard that the estate had curiously made a decided not to hold a shoot last year despite the high numbers of red grouse on the moor. This is […]