‘Some’ Scottish bird of prey numbers on the rise

Kestrels are breeding more successfully than ever in Scotland thanks to the work of conservationists and gamekeepers. Picture: TSPL Short-eared owls and kestrels are enjoying record levels of breeding success in Scotland’s glens. Experienced bird ringer Neil Morrison has found numbers of the endangered owls on grouse moor areas in Perthshire bucking national trends. […]

Fife sea eagle chick gets set to fly the nest

White-tailed eagle together with nestling. Courtesy of Terry Pickford

A white-tailed sea eagle chick that hatched in a Forest Enterprise Scotland wood in Fife has been tagged and ringed in advance of its first flight away from the nest. This chick is the latest fledgling from the East […]

Hen Harrier Day Isle of Mull by John Miles

Out of the 7 National Hen Harrier day events I was very fortunate to be at the Isle of Mull day organised by Ewan, Rachel and Cain –http://inspirewild.co.uk/ . The difference with the Mull Hen Harrier protests being Ewan was running his bus to show people Hen Harriers on the island on the same day. […]

Hen Harrier Demonstration Forest of Bowland 9th August

Hen Harrier Protest Supporters, Dunsop Bridge in the Forest of Bowland hosted by the North West Raptor Group

Terry Pickford is to be congratulated for organising a second Hen Harrier Protest this year in the Forest of Bowland supported by other members of the North West Raptor Group. Terry said […]

RSPB Scotland appeal after satellite tagged Hen Harrier found shot dead in south-west

Image: Steve Round

RSPB Scotland have today issued an appeal for information after post-mortem results confirmed that a hen harrier found dead on a grouse moor in south-west Scotland in late April had been illegally shot.

The young female harrier, named “Annie”, had been fitted with a satellite transmitter […]

Is the RSPB to blame for the loss of England’s rare hen harriers?

The hen harrier has begun to drag its way back from extinction in England. But according to the grouse industry one organisation is stomping on its claws – the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

On Tuesday, according to the Telegraph, a report by government environment advisory body Natural England was “set to […]