Tag Archives: Bird of Prey Initiative

Goshawk – Ladybower

On the 14th November 2018, we read a report from Derbyshire Constabulary Wildlife Crime Officer We were quite hopeful for a full recovery for this bird, he was bright and alert and there were no signs of external trauma.   … 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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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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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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