Thursday 18 June – today field workers visited one of the last peregrine territories in the Forest of Bowland still containing un-fledged young. The site established on a steep sandstone cliff is located in one of Bowland’s more remote moorland locations and is owned by United Utilities. The site when first examined in the [...]
We have already reported in our earlier posts that site 7 has been one of a number of nesting sites subjected to persistent persecution and interference over the last two decades in the Forest of Bowland. In the last 10 seasons, despite eggs being laid at site 7 each year, only 3 young have [...]
We are extremely pleased to report the success of two fledged peregrine chicks at site 2 this week. Both chicks seen in our image highlights what can be done if the landowner is sympathetic to breeding raptors. This is the second year this pair of peregrines have been successful at this site. Last year [...]
Today licensed field workers visited two ground nesting Peregrine nests, in both instances each site was known to contain 4 healthy chicks, up until today that is!.
Site 1, previously photographed on United Utilities property, the second Site 3 located on a private and keepered Estate.
This pair of falcons who use the United Utilities estates for their breeding attempts have managed to produce just 1 chick out of 5 eggs laid this season. We are not sure how people reading this will perceive it but any one with even a small understanding of wild nesting birds will know that although clutches of [...]
Unfortunately the field worker who attended site 1 didn’t have his camera with him at the time so no images to accompany this update… We do apologise for this… However 2 healthy chicks are reported as of Sunday the 17th of May 2009. Further checks on the site will be carried out in the coming [...]
As mentioned before on this website, the United Utilities estates in the Forest Of Bowland are a flag ship body in helping the cause and breeding attempts of many schedule 1, protected raptors. It is without doubt THE last strong hold area for the Hen Harrier population and THE leading estates for production and [...]
Checked earlier today – two chicks in good health. No sign of the third egg.
Raptor persecution is not only confined to the Forest of Bowland, it has been happening in Cumbria for the whole of the 20th century, but more particularly in the northern Pennines which is the main area for game (grouse) shooting activities. Peregrine falcons that try to establish a breeding territory in the area get [...]
Quite obviously due to the issues raised by this website the safety and success of all nesting peregrines and other birds of prey in the Bowland area is our paramount concern. The safety and security of these birds will not under any circumstances be put at jeopardy by our group and we keep an [...]