Mystery deepens over the suspicious disappearance of Fred the young Golden Eagle

A young golden eagle is thought to have been killed over the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh and its body dumped in the North Sea. A young Golden Eagle named Fred raised last year in the only successful eyrie in the Scottish borders, has mysteriously disappeared after the satellite tag fitted to the eaglet before it […]

THE SEA EAGLE MANAGEMENT PLAN – A SHAMBLES

We reported previously on the Sea Eagle Management Plan in Scotland and this is the latest update.

Instead of protecting the nests of the Sea-Eagle, Scottish Natural Heritage are issuing licenses to cut nesting trees down to prevent breeding taking place.

We understand that in Argyll, Forestry Commission Scotland felled […]

Landowners welcome ‘impressive’ new moorland research by Scottish Natural Heritage.

Scottish Land & Estates has today welcomed a new report by Scottish Natural Heritage that reviews sustainable moorland management.

The report which has received input from a wide range of industry stakeholders, provides an authoritative examination of four key issues:

the development of a shared vision for Scotland’s moorland efforts to avoid moorland deterioration […]

Hen Harrier: was a golden opportunity lost by not satellite tagging all harriers at Langholm this season?

Already we have seen a number of this year’s young harriers leaving Langholm for pastures new. Annie one of two tagged harriers is reported to have flown 85 km across the border into Northumberland and is currently residing SW of Wooler. It appears that so far there has been no available data from Sid’s satellite […]