In this latest video Terry Pickford recalls the way United Utilities responded to reported incidents of nest interference, where Peregrine chicks contained in two nests had disappeared suspiciously.
The first incident was reported after one keeper was interrupted by Terry and a colleague coming away from the first occupied territory after causing disturbance.
The last three breeding seasons for Bowland’s apex raptors such as peregrine and hen harrier have been appalling, failing completely to deliver any increase in breeding productivity for both species throughout the Bowland fells in west Lancashire. In 2014 Sky and Hope two satellite tagged hen harrier chicks disappeared after migrating away […]
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Lead in the body is distributed to the brain, liver, kidney and bones. It is stored in the teeth and bones, where it accumulates over […]
Message to Mark Avery from Terry Pickford, no mention of the Forest of Bowland Tragedy, why?
Mark, I was so disappointed that during your interview above with Chris Packham this week, although you highlighted the disappearance of many, but not all, raptors from the Yorkshire dales, the north York moors and the Peak District, […]
In 2009 the resident gamekeeper took up new duties in Scotland. The following spring a pair of peregrines took up residence successfully rearing 2 chicks. The site has been abandoned
The abandonment of all known peregrine nesting territories (18-20 pairs) established in […]
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 […]
The RSPB are to be congratulated for funding a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful conviction of those criminals responsible for the killing of the 3 male hen harriers which disappeared from moorland in the Forest of Bowland owned by United Utilities Plc. We trust this offer will also include information […]
There is no doubt in my mind the Hen Harrier is an iconic Bird of Prey, not least because it’s nearly extinct in England, but also because it’s a beautiful bird of prey, one that I had never seen in the wild before.
I decided I wanted to show my support for Hen Harrier day […]
We invite our followers to listen to the four recorded Podcasts which have been published by Birders Against Wildlife Crime on their web site during the past week or so. You will hear Charlie Moores a founder members of BAWC interviewing 4 different individuals about Hen Harrier and their persecution taking place on England’s upland […]
This season just two estates, one in Scotland’s borders at Langholm moor and a second estate in Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland, has demonstrated the positive impact on the Hen Harrier when estate owners make a decision to protect Harriers instead of killing them. The total number of successful Harrier nests this summer in both regions […]