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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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Book review: Common and Spotted Sandpipers by Phil Holland

A book for bird enthusiasts, especially those specialising in waders. 160 pages of facts and figures covering probably every aspect of the lives of these two specialist shorebirds. Phil Holland depicts their similarities and differences, in particular the contrasting methods … Continue reading

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Goshawks galore!

I had a lovely couple of walks during this past week on an estate not too far from Perth. On both occasions the days were sunny and with light wind. I try to avoid walking on windy days as wildlife … Continue reading

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