Two Hen Harrier chicks found alive in nest after female Harrier was found dead near nest in Ayrshire.

Ayrshire police are investigating the suspicious death of the female Hen Harrier found dead near its nest containing two live chicks and a single egg. The on-going investigation will attempt to discover if the hen harrier’s death was a result of ‘amusement’ or was something ‘more sinister’. We must admit we are unable to fathom […]

RSPB Scotland calls for action to protect hen harriers

RSPB Scotland is calling for more sporting estates to take action to protect the country’s hen harriers during the breeding season.

The conservation charity says grouse moor managers and gamekeepers must do more to prevent illegal persecution, following a 20% decline in the population between 2004 and 2010.


Hill-walkers thwart attempt to poison family of Peregrine Falcons at well-known south Co. Dublin nest site

BirdWatch Ireland, Ireland’s leading wildlife conservation charity, has been left horrified by a callous attempt to poison a family of one of Ireland’s most spectacular birds of prey, the Peregrine Falcon. Not alone were these protected birds themselves almost killed, but the lives of hill walkers, rock climbers and local children were also put at […]

Forestry Sell off not out of the woods yet if this Government gets its way

Forest Vision transforming the forestry commission by Roderick Leslie

Isbn 978-0-9928789-0-0 Published by New Environment Books

Hard back Price £12.99

This is a book which tells the whole story about the Forestry Commission from the 1919 when Britain was short of timber, through the 1930’s depression, to the Flow Country fiasco to the modern time […]

Bumper Hen Harrier season at Langholm being reported

Update on an amazing season for the Langholm Hen Harriers – this year it is reported that so far there are 9 active Hen Harrier nests, 8 of which have already hatched or are in the process of hatching – including one female that has only just started to incubate a fresh cluch of eggs. […]

Pair of Barn owls produce bumper brood in Cambridgeshire

Conservationists are celebrating after barn owls nesting at a Cambridgeshire farm hatched twice as many chicks as this time last spring. Three pairs of birds at Lark Rise farm have produced 17 chicks in total and may have a second brood this summer. The UK barn owl population was hit badly last […]

A pair of White-tailed eagles in Fife successfully hatched a chick for the second successive season.

A pair of reintroduced Sea Eagles known as Turquoise 1 and Turquoise Z have successfully nested in woodland owned by the Forestry Commission in east Scotland.


Bill Oddie introduces The Shooting of Migratory Birds in Malta 2014

Bill Oddie introduces footage from the League Against Cruel Sports trip to Malta to witness the horrors of the annual massacre of migratory birds taking place on the island.

Update on American GOLDEN EAGLE found alive 27 days after losing wing to wind turbine.

(UPDATE: Since many of you have asked about what eventually happened to this golden eagle, we asked for more information and here it is. —

“After inspecting the bird’s injuries, including the loss of a wing, it was determined that the wing discovered earlier had come from this bird. The injured eagle was taken […]

The only breeding pair of Golden Eagles in Czech Republic set up new eyrie

Last year we published the exciting news that a pair of Golden Eagles had successfully rear a single chick in the Czech Republic, the first successful breeding inside the Republic since 1893. You can read the 2013 story plus images here. This year the breeding pair moved to a completely new territory high in the […]