Category Archives: birds of prey

Peregrine nest fails in suspicious circumstances

Raptor persecution in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park is well documented, the links below give some background to historical and current persecution in the area and some background to this blog. Peak Malpractice 2006  – … 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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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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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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Reporting Dead Birds of Prey

Please see this page for info on reporting dead raptors, if you would like any assistance please do not hesitate to Contact Us and we will do our best to help. On Friday I collected a dead barn owl from … Continue reading

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Just in time for Migration

One of the young Hobbies we ringed at a nest in Cheshire has unfortunately had a collision with a wire fencing close to the nest site, resulting in damage to the soft tissue of the underside of the wing as … Continue reading

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Merlin Recovery – EY03558

One of a brood of 4 Merlin ringed at a confidential site near to Mossley Gtr Manchester on the 1st of July 2015. This young female was recovered dead, a road casualty in Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire on the 30th of July. 85km … Continue reading

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