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 [...]
“Two generations of the same kite family – confirmed poisoned!”
Golden Eagle Trust Ltd., Media Press Release
20th March 2013
A member of the public recovered a dying red kite in Wicklow Town. The bird died a short time afterwards despite local vets trying to save the bird. It was found [...]
Following the departure of the RSPB from the Hen Harrier Dialogue process hosted by the Environment Council last year, we now learn that the Northern England Raptor Forum have followed suit by breaking off all further participation in these talks. Many would say not before time, as these talks between game shooting leaders and groups [...]
When the National Gamekeeper’s Association starts getting all angsty about something, it’s worth looking at more closely and that is just what happened last week as they issued a call for the temporary ban on the use of second generation rat baits away from buildings, introduced by HSE , to be reversed.
The RSPCA is caring for a red kite after it crashed landed into an electric fence after being shot in the chest and eye with a shotgun near Shrewsbury. Reports indicate that the bird is unlikely to survive due to the severity of the injuries sustained.
Image reproduced with the [...]
The Czech Republic is one of the best-kept secrets in the birding world. Few British birdwatchers venture to this fascinating and friendly country to explore the mountains, extensive reed beds and thousands of fish ponds which are the habitat for many of Europe’s rarest breeding birds. With over 200 recorded breeding species and an unbelievable [...]
To say that I am furious is an understatement; I have today received an e-mail from the RSPB asking me personally for a donation of £25 to help them raise £600,000 to help save the Hen Harrier before 20th December. Where we’re they when we needed 100,000 signatures for our e-petition to get Vicarious [...]
With her striking red plumage and adventurous spirit, it’s no wonder staff at RSPB Scotland’s Tollie Red Kite Centre near Dingwall have named a young red kite after the flame-haired heroine of Disney/Pixar’s film Brave.
Image by Edward Felton
Four red kites were among birds of prey poisoned last year
RSPB Scotland has renewed its call for landowners and their staff in some parts of Scotland to do more to protect raptors from being killed illegally.
Some of the country’s rarest birds of prey are continuing to be poisoned, trapped and killed illegally, according to an animal welfare charity.