Category Archives: Common Buzzard

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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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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Recoveries – Merlin (male) DD18698, Buzzard GC49780

We have received notice of 2 recoveries DD18698 – A Male Merlin, 1 of a brood of 5 birds ringed at a confidential site near Meltham in 2004. The bird was recovered dead near to Hebden Bridge on the 7th of … Continue reading

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Recoveries 2013

We have recently received details of 2 recoveries GN04365 – Common Buzzard  One of a brood of 3 ringed on the 8th of June 2006 at a confidential site in South Yorkshire (Buzzards were still uncommon in our area at that … Continue reading

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