Author: Alex M

Comment on Another hen harrier disappears in suspicious circumstances

Thank you very much for revealing that over 30 Hen Harriers were tagged in the 2018 season. Whilst I personally am not able to make any valid scientific conclusions from the data made available, the number of RSPB tagged birds,and in the absence of dat…

Comment on Four hen harriers disappear on Scottish grouse moors in suspicious circumstances

I have pressed like to the post, but I’m truly appalled about this continued destruction of our wildlife. I am not one of the people who put effort into protecting and tagging the Hen Harriers which were tagged, and it must be worse for them. Thanks t…

Comment on Thor is no more: First hatched hen harrier in Bowland for three years disappears in suspicious circumstances

It is incredibly important that then RSPB releases such information. Clearly the police can do little with the information that the missing tag and bird provides. In Scotland, the first signs are appearing that those persons who are responsible are both reducing their actions (after perhaps being told)  and being more careful. For this the Scottish government, the RSPB, and others are to be congratulated. The rest of the UK has to wait.

Comment on Three more hen harriers disappear suddenly

Prasad et al, even if the suspicious circumstances were reported to the police, NE have some small measures (unlike in Scotland) which they can take without a successful persecution. Even better, the estate against whom the measures were taken, could appeal and let the public find out what is going on. If they did take measures against the estate/s where the incidents happened, it is clear due to the locations revealed, that the measures did not work as the same places  seem to be repeated. Of course, NE could have given greater details as incidents occurred over the years, which might have had an effect. Ah, sorry, I forgot.

Comment on Three more hen harriers disappear suddenly

I did not want to like the post. This is truly dreadful news. The organised criminals who are most likely to have done this, and especially those who actively support them, should hang their heads in shame.

Comment on UK Government needs an independent inquiry into driven grouse shooting to deliver 25 Year Environment Plan

An excellent petition. Let’s Hope that it gets coverage by the RSPB.

Comment on Six ways you can help hen harriers

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

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.