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Yet more criminal activity on driven grouse moors. Some options for change.

In the past few weeks on driven grouse moors in Scotland we have had a satellite-tagged hen harrier caught in a Fenn trap, two satellite-tagged golden eagles on the same estate and on the same day where the signals from … Continue reading

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The disappearance of two sat-tagged golden eagles

For those who are unaware, it was announced today that on the morning of 18th April two satellite-tagged golden eagles vanished within hours of each other on a grouse moor in Perthshire. The estate on which they were last located … Continue reading

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Wildlife and the Law: New edition available from 12 June 2019.

When I had the first edition of Wildlife and the Law published in 2012 I didn’t expect that all 500 copies printed would be sold. Nevertheless that was the case, so in early 2019 I was keen to update the … Continue reading

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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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