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The RSPB has a problem over its position on driven grouse shooting

Here are three somewhat disguised but accurate quotes from RSPB local groups on the subject of driven grouse shooting: I am Group Leader for the ******* Group. I have been an RSPB member for [decades] and a volunteer for [decades]….

100,000 signatures in 20 days

The significance of the 100,000 signatures for a ban on driven grouse shooting in a UK e-petition are various. And they come not so much because of the number of supporters but even more so in the speed of that…

Tim Melling – Hen Harrier

Tim writes: according to the RSPB, 2019 was a record year for Hen Harriers in England with 33 young fledged from 9 nests. But it is within my memory that 30 pairs nested in Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland alone. Nine…

Poor old Duke

We are often told that Hen Harriers depend on grouse moors for their survival – this is a big lie rather than a small one. The fact is that Hen Harrier breeding success over a long period of time (in…

RSPB Bird Crime report for 2018 published

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/advice/wildlife-and-the-law/wild-bird-crime/birdcrime-2018/?utm_source=short_url&utm_campaign=birdcrime The excellent annual RSPB Bird Crime report is published for 2018. 2018 seems a long time ago now that we hear of raptor persecution incidents in what sometimes approaches real time. Having a review of the problem to hand…

A chat on a train

A fortnight ago, I set off to give a talk about driven grouse shooting at Walthamstow Wetlands as part of the London Wildlife Festival. I got off the tube at Tottenham Hale (a new experience) and walked to the site…

A plea from the heart

John Armitage is an old colleague of mine from the RSPB and was formerly what then was a Regional Officer, but would now be a Regional Director, for what would then have been Northwest England but would now be about…

Bird Fair slower thoughts

Yesterday I gave you some quick thoughts on the Bird Fair – here are some slower thoughts. I love the Bird Fair – it’s like an old friend – much loved even with its idiosyncrasies and irritating habits. And I…

UK Economy-Wide Coalition Urges Government To Support Onshore Wind

An economy-wide coalition of UK companies and organisations has called on the country’s new Energy Minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, to support the development of new onshore wind farms in an effort to extricate the technology from its current persona non grata status so as to further boost the country’s efforts to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. 

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Shot Hen Harrier found on Swinton Estate. Photo: RSPB Please sign this e-petition by Chris Packham calling for a ban of driven grouse shooting. Likes(6)Dislikes(1) Get email notifications of new blog posts