North Yorkshire Police appeal for information to trace those responsible for death of the 8 Red Kite in the last 2 months

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 […]

Are wildlife able to efficiently clean up animal ‘After Birth’ saving the tax-payer millions of £’s

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.

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

UPDATE: Peregrines in the Forest of Bowland finally brought down by prejudice and misguided politics

Update 17:00 19:00, Thursday 21-04-2016:

One Forest of Bowland peregrine site confirmed occupied, but subjected to 2 hours disturbance.

We are now able to confirm the information provided by an RSPB officer on Saturday 16 April to 3 members of the North West Raptor Group , and to 2 […]

Now is the time to move more Red Kites!

What a success story the Red Kite reintroduction has been for those lucky areas where these fantastic birds has taken place, with Chilterns, Dumfries and Galloway, Northampton and Yorkshire standing out as great successes. Then there are the ones like the Black Isle, Perthshire in Scotland, Gateshead and Grizedale in England where […]

Scotland’s highland estates face stricter legal controls over grouse shoots

Crackdown comes amid concerns about illegal persecution of birds of prey shot, poisoned or trapped by gamekeepers and farmers in Scotland. Stricter legal controls may be imposed on estates after revelations that at least 779 protected birds have been illegally killed over a 20-year period in Scotland

Photograph: Murdo Macleod/the […]

Hundreds of raptors illegally killed since 1994, says RSPB

Image copyright RSPB Scotland

A golden eagle that was found poisoned in Sutherland in 2010

A 20-year review of the illegal killing of birds of prey in Scotland shows 779 raptors died between 1994 and 2014, according to RSPB Scotland.


30 protected birds of prey killed in Northern Ireland in three years, report claims


Dead Male Peregrine Falcon

More than 30 protected birds of prey were killed in Northern Ireland in three years, according to a report on wildlife crime.


Yorkshire Red Kites 2015 Breeding Season

2015 Breeding Season

The 2015 breeding season confirmed the continued expansion of the population with new pairs being recorded in a number of areas. Circumstances outside the control of Yorkshire Red Kites prevented the monitoring of breeding pairs in one area. The overall figures for the season, as shown in the table below, include an […]

The Red Sky on the Black Isle, new film about the poisoning of 16 Red Kites and several Buzzards in 2014

In August this year we published an update on the poisoning in 2014 of 16 Red Kites and several Buzzards on the Black Isle, Ross-shire in Scotland, a serious wildlife crime that still after after 19 months has not been solved. We highlighted a claim made by the north of Scotland’s Chief of Police Julian […]