Hen Harrier & Peregrine are likely to disappear as a breeding species from English Red Grouse moors within the next decade, or less.


The 3 stuffed Hen Harriers inside this display cabinet formed a small part of a larger number of illegally shot Bowland raptors which were confiscated by Lancashire police under a search warrant from the home of award winning photographer Dennis Green. When police raided Greens home they uncovered several cases […]

No good news re: Forest of Bowland raptors

Sorry for the delay in posting my latest update, I have been taking a few days away getting a well deserved rest.

Not good news I am sorry to announce. So far we have been able to establish there are no breeding Hen Harrier in the Forest of Bowland this year. In April I did […]

Forest of Bowland the flight of a Pallid Harrier during a setting sun.


Here we see England’s only migrant Pallid Harrier quartering moorland in the Dunsop Valley filmed from the official Harrier viewpoint in the Forest of Bowland last night at 7.30pm, 10/05/2017. Just as the evening sun was setting over Bowland’s moorland landscape our camera captured the beauty and dexterity of a Pallid Harriers hypnotic […]

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 […]

Another good year for Pallid Harrier-how many will be killed on Red Grouse Moors?

Male Pallid Harrier: Just how secure will these birds be when entering Red Grouse Moors?

The raptor migration hot spot at Falsterbo, on the south-western tip of Sweden, is having another great year for Pallid Harriers with 10 seen this week alone and 40 for the autumn […]

Pallid Harriers arriving in the N.E of Britain

A Pallid Harrier-A rare Harrier rarely seen in Britain This morning has seen many Geordie birders descending on Holy island, not for religious reasons but the passion to see yet another Pallid Harrier in Britain. All the birds recorded this autumn have been juvenile birds and as we said weeks ago Sweden was witnessing […]

Sweden is now witnessing the largest movement of Pallid Harriers ever to occur in the country

This week we are hearing some great news about Pallid Harrier breeding in Finland and now you can watch one of the females as she migrates to winter in Africa. Just as exciting Sweden is now witnessing the largest movement of this species ever to occur in the country and already a few Pallid Harriers […]

Ospreys return to Foulshaw Moss, Cumbrian Wildlife Trust Reserve at Levens Bridge, Cumbria.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust presents their new Foulshaw Moss osprey nest-cam. The cameras have been recording successfully & here are edited highlights of the first week of the 2015 season. Let us know what you think. […]

Images of Rare Raptors passing through Spain: Recent Reports: Latest sightings

15 years in a row informing on recent news on rare birds in Spain. ‘Proud to gather observations from all those who make this possible for the benefit of birds and birding’. The only comprehensive easy-to-read website plus archive on rare birds in Spain.

Male Pallid Harrier


BirdLife Malta sends second shot Pallid Harrier to Sicilian rehabilitation center

Pallid Harrier to be taken to Sicilian wildlife rehabilitation centre after being rescued by BirdLife Malta. […]