Category Archives: birds of prey

What do you when your concerns are being ignored by the Police?

As a result of the the previous blog about the poisoned Buzzard in the Longdendale Valley the raptor group and Mark Thomas the Head of RSPB Investigations went to see the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner. We were assured during … Continue reading

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The Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative

The internal affairs of the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative are not something we would usually publicly comment on. However, the annual report is being discussed once again and we are in a position where clear evidence of persecution … Continue reading

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Recoveries – Merlin

We’ve not had any recoveries for a while but this week we have had three. Two of these were Merlin ringed at a nest in the north of the Peak District National Park on the 18/6/2019, the nest fledged four … Continue reading

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Peregrine rescue

Yesterday we received a call about a young Peregrine Falcon that had ended up on the ground and was being attacked by crows. Luckily someone had spotted it and recognised the danger the bird was in. The juvenile Peregrine was … Continue reading

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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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