Monthly Archives: October 2015

How do you prove who killed these raptors?

I thought I’d follow up on my recent blog and explain to critics of the police just how difficult it is to gain a conviction when a poisoned bird of prey is found.  There are of course condemnations that are … Continue reading

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A second prize in a red kite poisoning investigation

I noticed that a photo of a poisoned red kite that I took for a wildlife crime investigation had been used to illustrate an item on Twitter giving advice on recognising and reporting suspected bird poisoning incidents. It was good … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Natural History of Lighthouses

The Natural History of Lighthouses by John A Love What a fantastic book!  I have always had an interest in our lighthouses but this book has moved my interest up another rung. And that is without consideration of the wildlife … Continue reading

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Peregrine survey in N.E. Scotland – some thoughts

I see from my most recent issue of Scottish Birds, published by the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club, that the latest survey of peregrines does not make good reading. The birds were surveyed on (1) coastal areas; (2) Lowland farmland; (3) deer … Continue reading

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