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Following the death of the Earl of Sefton in 1972, the Abbeystead estates he owned in the Forest of Bowland fell into mismanagement. Finally in the early 1980′s the estate surrounding the village of Abbeystead, including a number of important grouse moors, were sold the present owner the Duke of Westminster. In the years between [...]
Gamekeeper caught below active Bowland Peregrine Nest with Loaded Shotgun
In 2009 two experienced members of the local raptor group, the same group who had their Peregrine and Hen Harrier licenses revoked by Natural England, witnessed a gamekeeper climb over the boundary wall from the adjoining estate where he worked onto the United [...]
Part 1. Hen Harrier Initiative asks the Public to find the missing birds.
We are referring to the recent initiative asking for the public’s assistance to find the missing Hen Harriers both in Scotland and now in England. The initiative launched this week is urging bird watchers, hill walkers and the general public to look [...]
According to the county’s wildlife rural and environmental crime officer there is no mention of any problems with Cumbria’s birds. In fact according to the Cumbrian police rustling and poaching are the priorities to watch out for. This of course brings the police into direct contact with the shooting estate owners and keepers on a [...]
On 9 April 2013 at Inverness Sheriff court, Keith Liddell of Holm Dell Drive, Inverness, was sentenced to a 220 hours community service order. During an earlier trial in March there was a dramatic change in direction and he decided to plead guilty to 13 charges relating to the illegal trading in birds’ eggs [...]
Once again Raptor Politics wishes to thank wildlife photographer Sam Hobson for sharing just some of his wonderful images of urban peregrines and a single family of goshawk; yes you read it correctly. The image of the goshawk was captures by Sam at a nesting territory located in the middle of a major city. The [...]
We were reminded in 2011 by Mr Richard Benyon how he appreciated the work carried out by gamekeepers to protect the biodiversity of our countryside. This tribute was also supported by the former Chief Executive of Natural England, Dr. Helen Philips, just before she jumped ship moving to Yorkshire water.
Some of you will have noticed that the new e-petition calling for all red grouse moors in England to be licensed has now been advertised in the Saturday Times by Simon Barnes in his column in the main paper. We can not remember if Simon Barnes publicised the earlier e petition set up by Chrissie [...]
The falcon was taken back to the location where it was found
A last years fledged immatute male peregrine falcon found shot in the wing just outside Preston has recovered and has now been released back into the wild.