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    NewsBirds of Prey News29-04-2013
    The RSPB has put up a £1,000 reward for information after yet another buzzard was shot dead in an area of North Yorkshire. The police and RSBP are investigating the shooting of a female buzzard that happened just north of Kirbymoorside in Farndale. The bird was shot with fragments of the pellets still let in the bird causing serious injury. It was said to have spent at least 10 days i...

    NewsBirds of Prey News25-03-2013
    A recent study has found that falcons rapidly evolved their well renowned hunting skills.  Scientists from Cardiff University have sequenced the genome of the peregrine and saker falcon for the first time ever in order to carry out research.    Their research revealed that, compared with other species, these birds of prey have adapted and evolved quickly due to being ...

    NewsBirds of Prey News18-03-2013
    Protective nest cameras are to be fitted in nests around Devon after a spate of poisonings that occured in 2011. The aim is to prevent disturbances and cruelty.   In 2011 there was a range of attacks on birds of prey from around Devon. This move comes after many special birds including goshawks, peregrine falcons and buzzards were targetted and even poisended to death. The aims of ...

    NewsBirds of Prey News13-03-2013
    Gamekeeper Shaun Allanson went to court regarding trapping certain species of bird that were attacking the pheasants he was keeping. After a routine visit by Natural England officer Justine Clark to a pen where pheasants were being kept she came across a cage that cotained a buzzard that looked to be eating a dead pidgeon. This was then reported to the Police who found another trap nearby. ...

    NewsBirds of Prey News13-02-2013
    The Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW) has released a set of maps that show where birds of prey have been poisoned in the UK.  The Environment Minister Richard Benyon has warned that these maps to serve as a ‘wake-up call’.    The maps, which can be found here, were published for the first time and they highlight both the number and locati...

    NewsBirds of Prey News30-08-2012
    According to BBC, “an osprey chick hatched in Cumbria in May has left the county on migration towards Africa. Confirmation of the flight from Keswick came from the satellite transmitter attached to the bird in July.” “The male osprey chick has been given an identification ring and has been named Lucky.” Source: BBC News Photo source   Browse our ...

    NewsBirds of Prey News28-08-2012
    According to BBC, a rare bird of prey visited Sussex Wildlife Trust. “Mike Russell, a tutor at the trust, saw the osprey flying over Woods Mill in Henfield, searching for fish. Staff checked with the Rutland Osprey Project which said it was an unringed juvenile, probably from Scotland.” “Ospreys arrive from Africa in late March and April and leave again in August and S...

    NewsBirds of Prey News22-08-2012
    According to BBC, "a project to reintroduce sea eagles to the east coast of Scotland is due to end this week, with the release of six young birds from a secret location in Fife. That will take the total number of sea eagles released on the east coast in the last six years to 85. Meanwhile, the number of sea eagles breeding on the west coast is steadily increasing. The sea eagle...

    NewsBirds of Prey News17-08-2012
    According to BBC, “the red kite, which apparently died after feeding on a baby rabbit, was discovered on Lofthouse Moor.” The test shown that the bird of prey “was killed by pesticides and also showed it had eaten rodents which had consumed common rat and mouse poisons.” PC Gareth Jones, wildlife officer for North Yorkshire Police, quoted by BBC, said the use of ...

    NewsBirds of Prey News16-08-2012
    According to BBC, “hunters on a grouse moor south of Inverness have lost the raptor they were using to take game birds. The red tailed buzzard called Squeak was being flown on the Muckrack Estate when it was carried off on a strong gust of wind.” “The bird of prey, which is native to North America, was last seen about the Duthil to Furness road heading west across the A9 t...

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