Monthly Archives: September 2015

Gas guns and hen harriers – some thoughts

I heard recently about the use of gas guns on grouse moor, allegedly used to prevent hen harriers from settling and nesting. I’ve never heard of the use of gas guns other than on agricultural land and if they are … Continue reading

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A ‘Macnab’ of water birds in the garden?

Because of the feeders, the woodland, the burn and the general location our garden is full of wildlife.  Despite that, the variety during the last week surpassed normal expectations of what we might see. On Wednesday, in or beside the … Continue reading

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Getting it Wrong – golden eagle egg thieves?

I was in a rural part of north-east Perthshire the other day when I was reminded of a search several years ago in that area that PC Graham Jack – one of the Tayside Police divisional wildlife crime officers – … Continue reading

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Bloody hens!

We have kept ducks for the past 25 years with relatively little trouble (apart from some being killed by otters and by a dog from a neighbouring house). In the summer of 2014 we got half a dozen hens, and … Continue reading

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