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The ongoing bird slaughter in Malta

I’m following Chris Packham’s videos from Malta with interest mixed with frustration and sadness. I had a week in Malta working with the ALE branch of the police, courtesy of the RSPB and Birdlife Malta, some 10 years or so … Continue reading

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Wild bird egg thieves – how you can help

  For the few remaining criminals in the UK who raid the nests of rare birds to steal eggs for their collection, the season is beginning.  Early nesting birds such as the raven and heron may already have been targeted. … Continue reading

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Cygnets and an unusual May visitor – a blue-phase snow goose

    I’ve been distracted from blogging about my 2011/2012 wildlife survey because of my holiday blogs on wildlife on the the Uists. These wildlife survey blogs will now be out of synch with the date a year on, but … Continue reading

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On the loch again

Continuing my 2011/2012 wildlife survey on a north Highland estate- Part 1 Monday 9 April 2012.  Weather:  Dull with a few light showers Easter Monday, and I decided to have a boat trip round the estate loch since Mondays are … Continue reading

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A spring walk in a snow shower

  After such a lovely dry and sunny week, the only day I managed to go for a walk was today. It was a misty day with snow falling the whole of the time after I reached ‘my’ Highland Perthshire … Continue reading

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On the lookout for hen harriers

Another of my walks while conducting a wildlife survey on a Highland Perthshire estate in 2011/2012. Part 1 of 2   Saturday 31 March 2012.  Weather:  Mostly sunny and warm, though, contrary to the forecast, there was a light shower … Continue reading

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Police investigations into wildlife crime

  Many will have read in the media about the case at Inverness Sheriff Court where a man pleaded guilty part-way through a trial to thirteen charges relating to wild birds eggs. Of those, eleven related to the trading, or … Continue reading

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