Monthly Archives: August 2013

Unfortunate blunders

Not one of us has not made a mistake, sometimes suffering unfortunate consequences. My mistake last Thursday was to leave later than usual to go to Oban to collect my new ducks. For many years I have bought khaki Campbell … Continue reading

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Reduce buzzards by 80% and feed sparrowhawks turnips

A VERY SHORT CHAPTER FROM WILDLIFE DETECTIVE A radio chat show prompts a discussion about the emotive issue of winged predators and why people should learn to live in peace with them if not love them. Birds of prey are … Continue reading

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Hedgehogs and tunnel traps

I was looking for inspiration for a new post on my blog this evening and thought I’d try Twitter. The third tweet and photo I came to was a tremendous photo of a hedgehog. I probably have hedgehogs in my … Continue reading

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A fox den and Wellingtonias

Another day in my year-long wildlife survey of 2011/12 on a Highland Perthshire estate Part 3 of 3   Wednesday 20 June 2012.  Weather:  Mostly sunny, improving as the day went on. No wind first thing, but picking up only … Continue reading

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Mallard duckings and a mysterious egg.

Another day in my year-long wildlife survey of 2011/12 on a Highland Perthshire estate Part 2 of 3   Wednesday 20 June 2012.  Weather:  Mostly sunny, improving as the day went on. No wind first thing, but picking up only … Continue reading

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My last day on the loch during my wildlife survey

Another day in my year-long wildlife survey of 2011/12 on a Highland Perthshire estate Part 1 of 3   Wednesday 20 June 2012.  Weather:  Mostly sunny, improving as the day went on. No wind first thing, but picking up only … Continue reading

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Bird of Prey Poisoning and Persecution Report 2011 – Ireland

I have read with interest the first-ever report on the poisoning and persecution of birds of prey in Ireland. For those who have not read it, in 2011 five poisoned baits were found, eight birds of prey and three non … Continue reading

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