Category Archives: birds of prey

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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Sparrowhawk Recoveries – DD47654 (male) and EL61961 (female).

The 4th and 5th of last weeks ringing recoveries were Sparrowhawks. Once again PDRMG would like to thank the finders for reporting these birds, more details of what to do if you find a ringed bird or a dead bird of … Continue reading

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Long-eared Owl Recovery – GN04387

Details of the 2nd of 5 recoveries received this week. A Long-eared Owl, one of a brood of four ringed near to Tintwistle, Derbyshire in May 2007. This bird was recovered dead in July 2014 98 KM from the nest … Continue reading

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Merlin Recovery EX36445

Due to some new systems at the BTO recoveries have been a little slow arriving, this is the 1st of 5. We would like to thank the finders for reporting these birds, more details of what to do if you … Continue reading

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News Update – Peak District Hen Harrier 2014

We are saddened to report the loss of 3 of the 5 hen harrier fledglings from the late nest in the Upper Derwent Valley. Early post-mortem results indicate that disease is most likely cause of death for all 3 birds. The … Continue reading

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Return of the sky dancer – hen harriers breed successfully in Peak District for the first time in eight years

Return of the sky dancer – hen harriers breed successfully in Peak District for the first time in eight years Five hen harrier chicks have successfully fledged on National Trust land in the Upper Derwent Valley – the first time … Continue reading

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A wing and a prayer.

We received a call Saturday afternoon about a Buzzard that had got caught up in barbed wire near to Hope, Derbyshire. John Moseley was out walking his gun dogs in the vicinity of Hadfields Quarry Derbyshire Wildlife Trust when one of the … Continue reading

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Common Buzzard put down after being fatally injured in spring trap

Moorland owners and conservationists concerned at buzzard death in national park Conservation organisations and representatives of moorland owners have condemned the illegal trapping of a buzzard at Winscar Reservoir, near Holmfirth, in the northern Peak District National Park. Police, land … Continue reading

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Too weak to fly

On the 10th of September 2013, we received a call from one of the local RSPB wardens. A bird of prey had been brought into their office in Tintwistle, it had been found close to a public footpath and did … Continue reading

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