Monthly Archives: July 2013

Watching a red squirrel building a drey

I was busy in the office this rainy Sunday trying to get to grips with Irish wildlife legislation ahead of two presentations I am giving at the first Irish Wildlife Crime Conference in County Meath in September. The subject was … Continue reading

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Partnership-working in action – a freshwater pearl mussel case

Partnership-working in action – a joint police, SNH, and SEPA investigation relating to water pollution and freshwater pearl mussels Prosecutions that relate to freshwater pearl mussels (FWPM) are rare. The mind immediately jumps to the conclusion that the offence is … Continue reading

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A garden warbler singing – amazing!

Continuing with observations made during my 2011/12 wildlife survey on a Highland Perthshire estate – PART   Wednesday 13 June 2012.  Weather:  Overcast, with the sun occasionally breaking through.  Further along the road, rather than risk disturbing any penned pheasant … Continue reading

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Whinchats and nesting red kites

Continuing with observations made during my 2011/12 wildlife survey on a Highland Perthshire estate  –  PART 1   Wednesday 13 June 2012.  Weather:  Overcast, with the sun occasionally breaking through.  I sat for ten minutes on the veranda of the … Continue reading

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Wildlife Crime Conference – Ireland

WILDLIFE CRIME CONFERENCE – IRELAND  Just a reminder that the Wildlife Crime Conference early bird special expires at the end of this month; that’s only 14 days away! To take advantage of the early bird special go to http://www.wri.ie/conference and … Continue reading

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Crime against nesting wild birds

Part of a chapter dealing with nesting bird-related incidents from my book A Lone Furrow The next case was also marked no proceedings, though I’m still not sure why. In any event we as the police did our bit and … Continue reading

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The scandalous bludgeoning of two buzzards

The bludgeoning of two buzzards by Colin Burne, of Winters Park, Penrith, on land managed by a private shooting syndicate in Whinfell Forest, near Penrith, Cumbria, (as reported in the National Wildlife Crime Unit website at http://www.nwcu.police.uk/news/wildlife-crime-press-coverage/cumbria-gamekeeper-pleads-guilty-to-killing-buzzards-illegally/ and the RSPB … Continue reading

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