Category Archives: Protection

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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The Merlin, Snowfinch Publishing

The Merlin is a fascinating small falcon, standing outside the usual grouping of the ‘True Falcons’, and with a range that is confined to northern climes, an exclusive preference that is shared by only one other, the much larger Gyrfalcon. This is … 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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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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