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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Autumn update

    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...