Monthly Archives: May 2014

Disaster for a robin and snoozing blackbirds

I watched a wee wren gathering nest material this morning and flying numerous times towards a corner of the house where there is a clematis growing. I’d forgotten about it but later when I was passing the clematis it flew … Continue reading

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The Sledmere poisons case – the chemicals involved

For some time now I have been aware of the case pending against a former gamekeeper from Sledmere Estate in Humberside. Following the recovery of a buzzard on the estate that had been poisoned by the banned pesticide aldicarb, police … Continue reading

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A sad end to a lovely walk

My daughter Janet, son in law Sean, Molly the dog and I had a lovely walk on Cardney Estate near Dunkeld on Friday. The weather ranged between sunshine and periods of cloud, but nonetheless great weather for a walk since … Continue reading

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New wildlife publication – Running Wild

Mike Tomkies latest book will be published soon by Whittles Publishing. I will have a review copy and will give my views on the book in due course. I have read most of Mike Tomkies’ books and have little doubt … Continue reading

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A bad omen? Another otter?

I took delivery last week of eight new khaki Campbell ducks to augment the eight I already have and to replace nine killed by an otter over the winter. I had persuaded the otter to move on by removing its … Continue reading

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Time bars in raptor poisoning cases

I responded on Twitter to a comment the other day that there had been no prosecution in a particular wildlife crime investigation. The incident, which was the scandalous poisoning of a white-tailed eagle in 2008, is now of course time-barred … Continue reading

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