Expantion of Scotland’s Red Kites being undermined by Poison

[singlepic id=172 w=320 h=240 float=left] Expansion of Red kites throughout Scotland continue to be undermined by the use of illegal poisons. Illegal poisons have hindered the growth in Scotland’s red kite population, according to RSPB Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). In 2010, kites were poisoned in the Highlands, Tayside and Dumfries and Galloway. Young […]

Scottish Red Kites bring stuffed toys into nests

A stuffed Rudolph reindeer was among cuddly toys that have been found in the nests of red kites, according to the RSPB Scotland. The raptors may have mistaken the teddies for prey.


Another sea eagle poisoned in Kerry

[singlepic id=165 w=320 h=240 float=left]A WHITE-TAILED sea eagle released into the Killarney National Park last summer as part of an ambitious five-year reintroduction programme from Norway, has been found to have been poisoned near Glencar in the foothills of the Macgillycuddy Reeks.


MSP asks questions about delayed Hen Harrier Framework report

A switched-on MSP has recognised the importance of the Hen Harrier Framework report and its relevance to the current WANE Bill debates, and has raised formal questions in the Scottish Parliament about its delayed publication.

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Two Birding Books to add onto your new years list.

This is the first time Raptor Politics have been requested to provid details of birding books, but this may begin to change. This Christmas we at Raptor Politics have pleasure in highlighting details of two new books which we know are well worth the read.

The first book titled “Best Birdwatching Sites – The Solwayhas […]

Game-shooting lobbyists employ Dirty Tricks Tactics to Delay Publication of Important Hen Harrier Study

[singlepic id=212 w=320 h=240 float=left] Several days ago claims were published by the Scottish Raptor Study Group on their web site that a “dirty tricks” campaign initiated by powerful shooting interests in Scotland has delayed publication of a new hen harrier report. The report, titled “A Conservation Framework for Hen Harriers in the UK”, highlights […]

Conflict: Golden Eagle-V-White-tailed Eagle

[singlepic id=265 w=320 h=240 float=left]It’s a confrontation that ends in defeat for one of the most majestic birds of the skies. A golden eagle is robbed of his prey in Arctic conditions after a mid-air fight with a stronger white-tailed eagle. To capture the extraordinary sequence of images, British photographer Richard Costin spent five days […]

Is this the Cristmas Gift we have all been Praying for?

New proposals to license game shoots in Scotland begin to ruffle a few feathers. Scottish shooting groups speak out about about new proposals to license Scottish shoots as the wildlife bill reaches committee stage. […]

Two Buzzards found Poisoned Near Boat of Garten Scotland

The poisoning of protected raptors continues in Scotland. A banned pesticide, now identified as carbofuran killed two buzzards found next to a rabbit bait in a field near Boat of Garten on the Stathspey estate, police have said.


Another Golden Eagle found Poisoned in Northern Ireland

ANOTHER Irish golden eagle has been found poisoned, bringing to at least 20 the number of protected birds of prey that have been killed since a special reintroduction programme began.