Comment on Six ways you can help hen harriers

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Excellent. That's the way to do it! Please keep saying it at all opportunities. I have a petition with the Scottish Government going through the system about wildlife crime. I'm doing something, and I feel that the RSPB can always do more.

Comment on More good hen harrier news in Bowland

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This is incredible. I'm looking forward to the England result for the year (in terms of total Hen Harrier production). I just hope Natural England are not too involved. Congratulations to all who were involved.

Comment on Silent spring? Saorsa, Finn and Blue all suddenly disappear

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This is so sad. There can be little doubt as to the fate of these birds. As there is no risk of being caught and punished, the perpetrators do not seem to care that people who do care about these birds know what is happening.

Comment on Another Skydancer lost: Aalin disappears in Wales

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My OS map shows several grouse butts on Ruabon Mountain. I didn't realise that there were many driven grouse shoots in Wales. It is impossible not to be drawn to the obvious conclusion. Eventually something concrete must happen.

Comment on Two more hen harriers go missing

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Satellite tagging birds and monitoring nests gives excellent data which can be used to help these birds. It also shows that these birds are persecuted to the severe detriment of the species in the U.K. which will not change until those killing the birds stop doing so. Please keep monitoring nests and fitting satellite tags, the more the better. ...

Comment on Calluna has disappeared!

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My expectation is that far more hen barriers are being lost to persecution than the 30% of golden eagles. A scientific paper proving this is necessary because pf the power of those responsible for the persecution.

Comment on Calluna has disappeared!

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Whilst I do hope that no more hen harriers are lost like Calluna, it is more realistic to hope that enough hen harriers will be tagged to give an estimate of the first and subsequent year losses to persecution just as has happened with golden eagles. My expectation that ...

Comment on Hen harrier Class of 2016: an update

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I'm so pleased that some of the birds are still with us. Lets also hope that the recent events in Scotland will reduce the persecution there, but be prepared for that not to happen. Can I also ask those in Scotland to write to their MSPs to ensure the law is changed to allow  video evidence in court. ...