United Utilities Forest of Bowland Estate: ‘Politics’ rather than ‘Protection’

In this latest video Terry Pickford recalls the way United Utilities responded to reported incidents of nest interference, where Peregrine chicks contained in two nests had disappeared suspiciously.

   

The first incident was reported after one keeper was interrupted by Terry and a colleague coming away from the first occupied territory after causing disturbance.

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Pair of nesting urban peregrines: Natural Behaviour

On 17th February Terry Pickford recovered a dead female peregrine falcon (one of a pair) from this nesting site located on a church in Lancashire. What is very significant it was established the dead falcon had been dead since the 8th January at least. Between the 8th January and 17th February the male peregrine […]

Moorland Gamekeepers using strategies preventing raptors from settling to breed.

In his latest video Terry Pickford highlights two effective but legal management strategies introduced on grouse moor estates in northern England designed to unsettle peregrines and hen harriers, preventing these species from settling to breed on moorland where red grouse are shot.

   

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Forest of Bowland: What will the new season deliver?

The last three breeding seasons for Bowland’s apex raptors such as peregrine and hen harrier have been appalling, failing completely to deliver any increase in breeding productivity for both species throughout the Bowland fells in west Lancashire. In 2014 Sky and Hope two satellite tagged hen harrier chicks disappeared after migrating away […]

Rare capture of double Peregrine copulation

This rare peregrine behaviour shows a pair of urban peregrines doing what comes naturally. You are now unlikely to ever witness this behaviour on moorland in northern England where red grouse are shot because of wide scale illegal persecution of this species. If like us you care about stopping the ongoing killing of the peregrine […]

Shot Cumbrian Peregrine found at same location as dead Hen Harrier

Walkers managed to find a dead Peregrine Falcon by a footpath at Newbiggin next to Croglin estate where numerous birds of prey have previously gone missing. Amazingly the dead Peregrine was found close to where a BTO ringed Hen Harrier was also found. The Harrier had flown all the way from the Isle of […]

Terry Pickford: New female Peregrine takes over at Church: TV Interview: 6pm tonight 27/03/2017

 

Terry Pickford updates viewer on recent developments at the St Anne’s church after he had removed the shot Peregrine from Lancashire Church in February.

Terry Pickford talks once again to That’s Lancashire TV, Freeview, Channel 7 tonight from 6pm where he provides up to date detail of the new replacement female peregrine’s […]

We regret to report yet another Peregrine recovered shot

Yes there can be no doubts the laws designed to protect our so called ‘Protected’ raptors are not worth the paper they are written upon. We are reporting today that another peregrine, this time an immature female, was found injured with a shot gun pellet lodged in her right shoulder (see attached x-ray) recovered […]

Campaign launched by Lytham St Annes citizen to install webcam at peregrine nest

Following the tragic death of the female peregrine falcon (one of a pair) which occurred at St Thomas’s church in St Anne’s recently, the North West Raptor Protection Group received approval from the church to install a CCTV surveillance system over looking the car park below the perch where the dead falcon was recovered on […]

Human Disturbance likely cause for the failure of Bowland Peregrine nest in 2016

   

In the above video, Terry Pickford talks about his concern at the failure and abandonment in April 2016 of potentially the Forest of Bowland’s only occupied Peregrine Falcon territory. Terry highlights the possible cause be believes resulted in the desertion of the territory, the only occupied nest he was aware of in the […]