Author Archives: Mike Price

About Mike Price

A member of Sorby Breck Ringing Group and Peak District Raptor Monitoring Group

Poisoned raven found in Peak District National Park

The RSPB yesterday published this press release, regarding a raven found illegally killed in the Peak District National Park. The bird was killed by poisoning with Aldicarb, an extremely toxic substance banned from use over a decade ago. The reported … Continue reading

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Barn Owl Boxes – An update

Over the last few years PDRMG with the help of a number of organisations, farmers and individuals have been building and installing Barn Owl Boxes around the Dark Peak.                   We would … Continue reading

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Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative highlights mixed fortunes for birds of prey in the National Park

The Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative has today published its annual report for 2018, showing improvement in the breeding success of several raptor species within the Peak District National Park compared to 2017, in parallel with an increase in … Continue reading

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Hen Harriers in the Peak District

One of Britain’s most threatened birds, the hen harrier, has bred on the National Trust’s High Peak Moors in the Peak District National Park, for the first time in four years. The four chicks are said to be in a … Continue reading

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Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative 2018

Peak District Raptor Monitoring Group fully understands and supports the position taken by the RSPB with regards to the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative, PDRMG will continue to work closely with the RSPB regarding population data and raptor persecution. … Continue reading

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Peatland for birds conference

Peatland for birds Program pdf Booking can be made online here http://www.ukeconet.org/peatlandsforbirds.html

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Ringing Recovery – Peregrine Falcon Orange 3Z

In May 2016, PDRMG were invited by Wakefield Naturalists’ Society to ring the young Peregrine Falcons at the Cathedral in Wakefield. 4 Birds were ringed with BTO metal rings and fitted with Orange Darvic Rings 3Z, 4Z, 5Z and 6Z. Darvic … Continue reading

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The North of England Raptor Conference 2016   

This year’s North of England Raptor Conference is being hosted by:- The Durham Upland Bird Study Group and The Durham Bird Club and will be held on Saturday 19th November at the Xcel Centre (www.Xcelcentre.com) Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham, … Continue reading

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Conference – Raptors, Uplands & Peatlands – Conservation, Land Management & Issues

Friday September 9th & Saturday September 10th 2016 at the Sheffield Showroom & Workstation At the Uplands, Peatlands & Raptors conference, we will address the hugely controversial issues of why Britain has lost its upland hen harriers, and much more besides. This … Continue reading

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Two recoveries

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 … Continue reading

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