Two Female Scottish Golden Eagles breed at just three years old.

For the first time ever this year in Scotland, two young golden eagles have been found to lay eggs at just three years old. Normally, golden eagles breed for the first time from four to six years old. Only once before has a three-year-old eagle been confirmed to lay eggs, and that was in […]

More Grim News from Ireland – Sparrowhawk shot, found hanging from gate post.

AN APPEAL HAS been issued after a Sparrowhawk was illegally shot in the Rathkenny area of Co Meath, close to Navan in the Republic of Ireland

The sparrowhawk, which is protected under the 1976 Wildlife Act, was found dead hanging from a gatepost at the entrance to a field.


Mongolian Saker project produces 2000 fledged chicks in one season.

2,000 Saker chicks have hatched in 2013 as a result of an artificial nesting programme in Mongolia. The project, which is run in partnership by the Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Mongolia’s Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism, was launched in 2010 with the aim of increasing the wild Saker population.


Red Kite ‘Blue Red 42′ found poisoned in the Irish Republic

The Golden Eagle Trust Ltd

On the 20th August Raptor Politics published the remarkable details of an Irish Red Kite ‘B3′ helped by the amazing actions of Nessie Bergin and north Co. Dublin farmer David Garrigan. Mr Garrigan who initially found the tagged kite in a potato field knew […]

Malta the killing continues – Marsh Harrier found shot dead on Hunting Reserve

BirdLife Malta claims that a shot Marsh Harrier found dead in Mizieb woodland was collected by Administrative Law Enforcement officers on Sunday afternoon after Raptor Camp volunteers were led to the location by the member of public who had stumbled upon the body of the protected bird while out walking.


Buzzard found shot at Hexham, Northumberland

Yet another Buzzard, a female, has been found shot by a member of the public at Blanchland near Hexham in Northumberland. The bird was taken to the Falconry centre at Ladyhill Farm, Simonburn, where it was found to be covered in lead shot from a 12 bore shot gun. The area where the buzzard was […]

Fatal skies for birds in Malta

This time of year the skies above Malta are filled with the sight of migrating birds on their way from Europe to Africa. But thousands of them will never reach Africa, shot instead by hunters on the island.


The Kestrel – a raptor facing an uncertain future

I caught this morning morning’s minion, kingdom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing.

The year of 1877 saw the placing of pen to paper and the creation of “the […]

Peregrine ‘holocaust’ looms on England’s Northern Uplands

The Final Solution

Photography is a weapon against what’s wrong out there. It’s bearing witness to the truth. by Brent Stirton

We would like to think our treatment of wildlife has improved since 1947 when Bowland’s only breeding pair of peregrines were shot at the nest and their clutch of 4 eggs destroyed. The […]

Willie or won’t he? Prince William to take up work with animal charities.

Prince William announced yesterday that he was to leave the RAF and take up more work with charities. His main aim was to undertake work for conservation with the clip showing elephants in Africa. There is a documentary on ITV on Sunday at 6,30pm. The question has to be – Willie do work for British […]