Almost 200 reports of shooting, trapping and destruction of birds of prey were received by the RSPB in 2015, the charity said. Some 64 out of the 196 reports were confirmed, including the shooting or attempted shooting of 46 birds of prey, including 16 buzzards, 11 peregrines, three red kites, one red-footed falcon […]
Police are appealing for information and warning about the dangers of illegal bird of prey poisoning. Two red kites were found poisoned in the Nidderdale area of North Yorkshire in 2016. One was found near Pateley Bridge on 12 March 2016. Tests have attributed its death to alphachloralose. Traces of aldicarb and three […]
RSPB Press Release.
Birds of prey continue to be illegally targeted as another rare bird is found to have been shot.
New RSPB report shows illegal killing of birds of prey is still unacceptably common with 196 reports of shooting and destruction of birds of prey and 50 reports of […]
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 […]
Natural England recently issued a licence permitting the control of up to 10 buzzards to prevent damage to pheasants poults. What Natural England did not admitted until now was that the licence they issued was to control Buzzards predating young pheasants inside the rearing pens and not outside. (See last paragraph in the letter […]
Press Release: The Irish Golden Eagle Trust
This summer the Golden Eagle Trust are overjoyed to announce the confirmed successful fledging of young red kites in Fingal. Two nests are now confirmed to have fledged a total of three chicks in 2016 in Fingal.
North Yorkshire Police have described the persecution of red kites as “totally unacceptable”, after the 10th Red Kite in North Yorkshire was found shot. On Monday, a member of the public found a dead adult red kite at Timble Ings, between Harrogate and Skipton. It was taken to a vet to be examined and […]
North Yorkshire Police appeal for help from the Public to trace those responsible for the death an 8th Red Kite in the County in the last two months.
On the morning of Sunday 22nd May 2016 a walker on Hall Lane Blubberhouses found an injured red kite […]
Several years ago Raptor Politics was contacted by a resident from the South Cumbrian town of Ulverston, informing us he and his wife had witnessed on several occasions up to 7 Red Kites feeding together in a local farmers field on sheep ‘after-birth’ deposited all over the field after the Ewes had […]
Irish Red Kite Project Soars to New Heights –
more than 50 pairs now recorded in Ireland and over 150 young fledged between 2010 and 2015 as excitement builds for monitoring in 2016.
Dr Marc Ruddock, red kite project manager on right