We recently received the details of two recoveries of birds we have ringed. Both are cause of death unknown, could we please encourage people to consider reporting dead raptors if they find them, you can find more details here.
The first was a Long-eared Owl G82800. one of a brood of four ringed on 5/5/2014 at a confidential site in West Yorkshire (please note maps are representative only and are deliberately inaccurate to ensure the safety of nesting birds).
The bird was found freshly dead 676 days after ringing, 4KM from the nest site.
The 2nd bird was a Raven MA18685, one of a brood of four ringed in Cheshire on 13/4/2013.
This bird was found dead 85KM NNW from where it was ringed. Found nr Slaidburn, Forest of Bowland, Lancs 1074 days after ringing.
We would like to thank the finders for reporting these unfortunate birds, more details of what to do if you find a ringed bird or a dead bird of prey can be found HERE