"Peregrines & Hen Harriers last about a week, then they're shot"

Tony Gosling tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Fri May 29 21:41:40 BST 2020

Raptors are returning to Britain - but the 
criminal gamekeepers who kill them have a growing sense of impunity

UK's largest bird of prey returns to English skies for first time in 240 years

The white-tailed eagle became extinct in England 
early in the 20th century due to illegal killing, 
but now these birds, which spend hours perched on 
a lookout before soaring to high altitudes, have made a comeback
White-tailed eagles disappeared from ­English 
skies in 1780, but held on in Scotland until 
1916. Now these birds, which spend hours perched 
on a lookout before soaring to high altitudes, have made a comeback of late.
Also known as the fish eagle, they are the UK’s 
largest bird of prey with a wingspan of up to 2.5 
metres. They became extinct here early in the 
20th century due to illegal killing.
But thanks to Forestry England and the Roy Dennis 
Wildlife Foundation, who are leading a project to 
reintroduce them, releasing a group on the Isle 
of Wight last year, they may become a more 
frequent sighting in the skies near you.  They 
are currently GPS tracking four young birds 
making their first big trips. During winter, they 
were ­sedentary, but with better 
they have flown from their nests to Somerset, 
Kent and Norfolk. Two brave birds, G318 and G393, 
have flown up as far north as Yorkshire  to 
roost.  Campaigners are appealing to people for 
sightings and photos. The birds have black-ridged 
tails, a hooked yellow beak and golden eyes with yellow legs and talons.
Evidence from the ­Netherlands, where there is a 
small but growing ­population of white-tailed 
eagles, shows that the species will readily nest 
in densely populated areas, close to people.
As a generalist predator, an animal that thrives 
in a wide variety of environments and scavenges 
on dead animals, white-tailed eagles favour fish 
in spring/summer, with water birds in 
autumn/winter, but also take rabbits and hares.

appeals for information after crow caught in illegal pole trap

29 May 2020

Birds of prey become victims of crime -

<https://www.channel4.com/news/by/alex-thomson>Alex Thomson Chief Correspondent
They’re some of the most magnificent birds seen 
in British skies but birds of prey, like the hen 
harrier, are increasingly the victims of crime – 
shot and poisoned in some cases to the brink of 
extinction. - But residents in one village have 
had enough, as the grouse shooting industry finds 
itself under pressure to stamp out illegal 
killings. And a warning there are distressing 
images of dead animals throughout this report.


Surge in illegal bird of prey killings since the coronavirus lockdown:
RSPB is overrun with reports of kites, buzzards and owls being slaughtered


    * RSPB has been inundated with reports of 
unlawful killings of birds of prey
    * Targeted bird in the last six weeks include 
buzzards, red kites and goshawks
    * Charity says criminals are using the 
lockdown to shoot the protected birds
    * Intentional killing or injury of animals 
covered by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 
comes with an unlimited fine or up to six months in jail

Raptor Persecution in the Forest of Bowland - a 
video interview with Terry Pickford

Terry Pickford a founder member of the North West 
Raptor Group (1967), provides his views in the 
attached video of the ongoing raptor persecution 
taking place throughout Lancashire’s Forest of 
Bowland. Terry points out that the persecution of 
raptors in his opinion is currently much worse 
now than it was 40 years ago. Many followers will 
be astounded to learn that since 2006 Peregrine 
nesting pairs in the Forest of Bowland have been 
reduced from 18 to a single breeding pair, with 
many breeding territories completely destroyed 
making their future use impossible. No one will 
be surprised to learn both the Peregrine and Hen 
Harrier are now being forcibly restricted from 
settling to breed on all of Bowland’s privately 
owned shooting estates, being contained to one 
estate owned by United Utilities Plc.

Raptor Persecution In the Forest of Bowland | 
Terry Pickford Interview September 2019

Welcome to VFS Videos, this is a short video of 
Graham Clark interviewing Terry Pickford a 
founder member of the North West Raptor 
Protection Group discussing Raptor Persecution In 
the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding 
Natural Beauty (AONB) in the North West of 
England, United Kingdom. Terry talks about the 
plight of Peregrine Falcons, Hen Harriers, 
Goshawks, Short Eared Owls and other birds of 
prey in the Forest of Bowland. The interview was 
conducted just below the summit of Burnslack 
Fell. Click Link below to go to the North West 
Raptor Protection Group website:- 
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