Shot Marsh Harrier is first casualty of spring hunting season – Birdlife Malta

The first report of illegal hunting came on Saturday, with Birdlife Malta reporting that it had recovered an injured Marsh Harrier. It said the bird was certified shot by the veterinarian.

The spring hunting season opened 24 March 2017.


Cropping and Hen Harriers

We are fortunate to have 2 nature reserves situated around the Solway where cropping is used to feed winter finches and buntings.

Cropping is often used to feed game birds using a mix of plants producing seed and also acting as tall cover for the birds. Game keepers often position the crop so […]

Marsh Harrier predating starlings coming into roost.

This stunning footage of a female Marsh Harrier was captured at 5pm last night (25/01/2017) just as the light was fading over reedbeds. The Harrier was filmed just as the light was fading attempting to predate starlings, or scavenging dead starlings which had collided with others which had then fallen into the reedbed below […]

Two Marsh Harriers and one Red Kite found poisoned in East Anglia

The RSPB and two county police forces have issued a plea for information after the recent deaths of three birds of prey in East Anglia.

Two iconic species – the marsh harrier and red kite – have fallen victim to illegal poisoning by a lethal pesticide, most probably laced on baits left out in the […]

Malta the killing continues – Marsh Harrier found shot dead on Hunting Reserve

BirdLife Malta claims that a shot Marsh Harrier found dead in Mizieb woodland was collected by Administrative Law Enforcement officers on Sunday afternoon after Raptor Camp volunteers were led to the location by the member of public who had stumbled upon the body of the protected bird while out walking.


Terry Pickford invites you to join him bird watching in the Czech Republic May 2016.

Three-toed woodpecker-Photographed in southern Bohemia. Are you a birder with a passion and interest in getting up close to rare and endangered raptors, for example Imperial Eagle, White-tailed Eagle Ural Owl, Black Kite, Honey Buzzard and Montagu’s Harrier. If so this exclusive 7 day visit next May to southern Bohemia and Moravia in […]

Marsh Harrier found poisoned in North Lincolnshire

An investigation has been launched after one of Britain’s rarest birds of prey, a Marsh Harrier, was found dead on the banks of the River Humber in North Lincolnshire.

The dead Marsh Harrier, found near Goxhill, had been poisoned and was discovered dead on top of a large bush. Humberside Police, the RSPB and Natural […]

Marsh harrier – rare bird of prey – found poisoned on Goxhill marshes near Humber

Bird protection organisation the RSPB is offering a £1,000 reward for information leading to a conviction after a marsh harrier was found poisoned on Goxhill marshes. Take Note Mr. Benyon, this is the kind of activity your failure to act is helping to promote!

The dead bird was discovered on top of a large […]

Committee of MP’s urge Government action over Wildlife Crime.

[singlepic id=291 w=118 h=118 float=center] AS RSPB LAUNCHES INFORMATION APPEAL OVER POISONED BIRD OF PREY

The RSPB has today [Thursday 18 October, 2012] welcomed a committee of MPs’ challenge to the government to take action over the ‘systematic killing’ of birds of prey. The RSPB trusts the Government will implement the recommendations from the Environmental […]

Satellite Tagged Marsh Harrier goes of the Radar according to the Highland Foundation for Wildlife

Willow – a young female marsh harrier was satellite tagged at a nest containing two chicks in the county of Moray in the north west of Scotland. For the first six weeks the young female harrier ranged in the general area of the breeding site, and was more often close to the nest site […]