Video Diary of Hen Harrier Day, Dunsop Bridge, Forest of Bowland. 2017

We have at last managed to upload our Forest of Bowland Hen Harrier Day video diary in 3 separate parts. Each video attached below can be viewed individually allowing you to come back to the 2nd and 3rd video as and when you choose to do so.

Hen Harrier Day 2017, Dunsop Bridge, Forest of […]

Analyses of fates of satellite tracked Golden Eagles in Scotland.

Scottish Natural Heritage have just published detailed research undertaken by Dr Phil Whitfield & Dr Alan Fielding into fates of Satellite Tracked Golden Eagles in Scotland. The review is long and detailed but well worth reading and leaves little doubt as to what has been happening to an average of 4 lost […]

Information of Hen Harriers dead or missing fitted with Satellite Tags obtained under the Freedom of Information

Annie one of 30 tagged Hen Harriers reported as confirmed dead or missing between 2007-2015. The information below, regarding dead or missing Hen Harriers fitted with Satellite Tags between 2007 – 2014, was provided by Natural England to Terry Pickford in reply to his Freedom of Information Request. Summing up Natural Englands response, of […]

Is the Forest of Bowland about to become a possible Raptor Free Zone?

As far as I am aware prior to 2015 and 2016, the last year in which a single active Peregrine territory existed in the Forest of Bowland was 1974. The nest which had already been abandoned was discovered at the head of the Langden Valley by Paul Stott, a member of the North West Raptor […]

The reintroduction of the Golden Eagle into the Czech Republic

This project is being carried out by a non-governmental organization in cooperation with state authorities for protection of nature in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Participants to the project also include Ostrava ZOO and other institutions and specialists. View the 3 videos at the end of this article which portray the remarkable progress so far. […]

Are diversionary feeding bird tables making Hen Harrier tame?

Everyone knows what the 12th August means to most upland game keepers and Red Grouse shooters, but on this day in 2015 an amazing incident was recorded by a hill walker in the Pennines. The man was high in the hills away from any shooting when a noise suddenly nearby focused his attention. He realised […]

The not so Mysterious Disappearance of England’s missing Hen Harriers

Last spring, when walkers on the Lancashire moors came upon two hen harrier nests, they alerted local conservationists. Not because these powerful birds of prey represented a danger to wildlife, but because the harriers themselves are under threat. When they got the call, staff and members of the RSPB, helped by local volunteers, set up […]

An amazing English Osprey Migration Record.

While most of the attention has been placed on the success of this years ospreys at Bassenthwaite Lake in the English Lake District, amazing news comes from a former youngster called White 14. This is a chick which hatched at Bassenthwaite in 2013 and was fitted with a satellite tracker. He had a rather […]

Disaster stalks the Forest of Bowland. Is this the beginning of the end for this regions ‘protected’ raptors?

This season has witnessed catastrophic bad new for rare breeding birds of prey on moorland in the Forest of Bowland, an area once regarded as a jewel in the crown for Hen Harriers and Peregrine falcons in Lancashire. Last September we learned about the curious disappearance of ‘Skye’ and ‘Hope’, the two Hen Harrier chicks […]

HenHarriers will become extinct in England if our government continues to put their heads in the sand.

The Red Grouse is jealously guarded, but then shot for sport, resulting in the killing of so called protected raptors like hen harrier and peregrine falcon.

The game shooting industry in England has been master and manager of it’s own destiny on moorland where red grouse are shot for […]