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Raptor windfarm deaths
Raptor windfarm deaths During late May and early June, RSPB Scotland received four separate reports of a bird of prey being found dead close to turbines at windfarms in different parts of Scotland. In this blog Richard Evans, Senior Conservation Policy Officer at RSPB Scotland, looks into the challenges...
4 Jul 2016
Why is illegal raptor persecution still happening?
Why is illegal raptor persecution still happening? Red kite with chicks by Chris Gomersall (rspb-images.com) My first job with the RSPB was as an Investigations Officer based at our UK HQ at the Lodge in Bedfordshire. For two and a half years I followed egg collectors, tackled falcon thieves...
21 Jan 2015
The emperor strikes bag
With sunny days as rare as hen’s teeth this summer, I reacted to the weather forecast for a hot Sunday with sunshine with, “Right, I’ll be out all day – I’ll be back at dinner time”. It was worth risking the wrath of my girlfriend Laura because mid July means a...
16 Jul 2012
Eagle honesty: a better rap for raptors
There are days when you really have to wonder about the farming press. Pages have recently been devoted in Scottish farmer, to events wreaked upon the world by birds of prey. In Scotland, thanks to conservation programmes, red kites are making a comeback, a few years behind England and Wales it has been...
23 May 2012
Rainbows and Red kites
Blogger: Erica Howe, Communications Manager What is it about seeing a rainbow that makes you feel totally exhilarated? We all know the science behind a rainbow. Even as a youngster, the theory behind the rain and then the sun was a process that we learnt inherently. Of course, the pot of gold and...
9 May 2011
Afraid of Raptors?!
Blogger: Simon Tonkin, Senior Farmland Conservation Officer All this royal wedding stuff has left me wondering a few things about how great it is to be British, but also two issues in particular that I'm not so happy about. I pondered whilst watching the public royal hysteria, what it must have...
4 May 2011
The autumn weather and arrival of wintering geese has kept our birds of all ages on the move and even saw one young female released for the second time! After spending a few days on Staple island, yellowV finally left the Farnes in strong winds heading south onto the mainland on the 17 th September...
13 Oct 2010
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