Eagle Owl: Demon or Scapegoat? Sympathies divided for bird preparing to nest once more

One of 3 Eagle Owl chicks, left to starve in a nest on the United Utilities Estates in the Forest of Bowland, after the breeding female vanished.

A decade ago “The Eagle Owl Has Landed” made a sensational headline when it was revealed the world’s largest owl […]

The heather burning continues: Man recorded walking within known Eagle Owl territory.

On the 15th March we published a story illustrated by video clips, graphically highlighting the willful destruction of heather habitats classified as a Sites of Special Scientific interest (SSSi )and Special Protected Area (SPA) within the Forest of Bowland on a private shooting estate. Read about it HERE. What was significant about the incident, the […]

Hen Harrier Day Peaceful Protest Sunday 7 August, 2016, Dunsop Bridge in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire.

Only 7 days to go, we need all the support we can muster next Sunday 7 August on the green at Dunsop Bridge in the heart of the Forest of Bowland. They have now killed all the nesting Hen Harriers and Peregrines in the Forest of Bowland, now the government’s wildlife advisor Natural England are […]

What surprises await our threatened raptors on red grouse moors in 2016?

Will the 2016 breeding season be worse or better for ‘protected raptors like the hen harrier and peregrine that have the misfortune to venture onto moorland in northern England where red grouse are shot for sport? We would like to think the situation will improve this season, but we remain pessimistic based upon last year’s […]

Natal dispersal of Eagle Owls: a European scale project

Photo: Vincenzo Penteriani Natal dispersal (i.e., the movement of wandering individuals from their birthplaces to their first breeding locations) can be considered one of the most intriguing ecological processes determining the spatial spreading of individuals. Dispersal is a field that embraces a multitude of disciplines, from population ecology and genetics to conservation biology. In […]

Forest of Bowland: Will the Westminster government allow this Lancashire moorland area to become a Raptor free zone?

Mallowdale Pike. In 2009 the resident gamekeeper left this estate taking up new duties in Scotland. The following spring in the absence of a gamekeeper a pair of peregrines successfully reared their two chicks at this remote location. In the following year the peregrines disappeared and have so far […]

The Eagle Owl is amongst 15 species that could be brought back to rewild Britain.

If a new organisation called Rewilding Britain get their way this could result in a huge about turn by UK Scientists and Government agencies alike. If recommendations on the table are accepted the Eagle Owl could be one of fifteen likely species to be considered for reintroduction back into the UK as […]

Raptors on the verge of Catastrophe in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire.

The RSPB are to be congratulated for funding a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful conviction of those criminals responsible for the killing of the 3 male hen harriers which disappeared from moorland owned by United Utilities Plc in the Forest of Bowland. We trust this offer will also extend to […]

Eagle owl on the loose in Dutch town after attacking residence captured and awaits relocation.

A Dutch falconer has finally caught the aggressive Eagle Owl that has terrorised the small Dutch town of Purmerend, where throughout the last few 12 months the largest of Europe owls has attacked more than 50 members of this small community.

Now that the owl is safe and in captivity, the local town council […]

Eagle-Owl webcam in western Germany at Eifel.


The female eagle owl is called Lotte. The guy whom we have to thank for this wonderful cam is Stefan Brücher http://www.egeeulen.de/inhalt/mitarbeiter.php