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Book Review – The Photographs of Archie Chisholm by Michael Cope

Before I move on to my review of a fascinating book, apologies for the lack of new blogs so far this year. I have been really busy re-vamping Wildlife and the Law in Scotland to produce a new edition incorporating … Continue reading

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Book review: The Arctic by Richard Sale and Per Michelsen

This is an extremely well laid-out book, written by Richard Sale and with photos by Per Michelson on almost every page helping the reader to understand the subject under discussion. To read it was a fascinating learning experience, though with … Continue reading

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Wildlife on an overcast day – an excerpt from a forthcoming book

My blogs have been more scarce recently as, surprisingly for a retired person, I have been incredibly busy. The activity taking much of my time is the carrying out of regular walks over a large estate in Perthshire. My intent … Continue reading

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A shot goshawk – comment

I read in the blog Raptor Persecution UK of the recovery in March this year of the goshawk washed up at the mouth of the River North Esk near St Cyrus. I may have missed it but it was disappointing … Continue reading

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Concern about mysterious deaths of hares in the east of England

I was interested to read a BBC News report today headed ‘The mysterious deaths of hares have sparked concern about the future of the species in the East of England’ (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-45810869 ) Suffolk and Norfolk Wildlife Trusts are working with … Continue reading

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Peregrine poisoned in the Pentlands – comment

The report of yet another poisoned bird, this time a peregrine in the Pentlands in south Scotland, is depressing for several reasons. First of all another magnificent bird of prey has been lost to Scotland. Secondly the incident demonstrates that … Continue reading

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Buzzard found in Yorkshire confirmed poisoned – comment.

The following was published today by Teesside Live and by other Yorkshire media.   ‘A buzzard found dead on a North York Moors dry stone wall had been poisoned, tests have confirmed. North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information after … Continue reading

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