Category Archives: peak district

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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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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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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Barn Owl’s

Barn Owls hadn’t been recorded as a breeding species in the Glossop area since sometime in the 1980’s. With increased sightings each year it was fantastic to learn of  a pair breeding nearby in 2014. There were 5 young at the … 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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Kestrel Recovery – EX36030

Details of the 3rd of 5 recoveries from last week. A Kestrel one of a Brood of 6 ringed in June 2014 at a Glossop farm (in a box we erected in 2012) . This bird was recovered dead in 19/10/2014 … Continue reading

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