In one area of the Scottish Highlands, somebody has been poisoning buzzards (Buteo buteo) and red kites (Milvus milvus). Police are searching for the criminal.
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I once met someone at a bus stop who went on and on about how much he hated birds. I was so surprised that anyone could -hate- birds. At first I thought he had to be joking. And I have to say his arguments were just so lame. They pretty much came to the fact that birds make a mess. And humans don’t?
Quite! Perhaps he had a feather phobia. Or perhaps he was a gamekeeper. Or just an ordinary poacher.
Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.
Should be open season on people like that, one day a month of vigilantism.
Terrible. It amazes me how many people harbor such hatred for predatory birds, particularly buzzards and vultures. These people do not even take the time to learn about how amazing these creatures are and the vital role they play in ecosystems.
Yes it’s hard to understand. This particular series of poisonings has no obvious financial motive.
I’ve looked at your WP blog but you don’t seem to have said anything at all there yet!
About this subject I have not, at least not yet. Were you directed to the okiearcher.WordPress URL or the wildlifeconservation101 URL? Okie archer was what it gave me to start with but I quickly changed to wildlife conservation so my URL matched my primary subject.
You’re right. Clicking on your username took me to http://okiearcher.wordpress.com/ where I find no blog entries. Clicking on your userpic took me to a Gravatar profile which shows the same pic but gives no link to a blog.
My last original posting was on March 26, discussing Namibia’s success as a conservation role model in Africa. Since then all posts have been reposted from other sources.
Found it by Google! http://wildlifeconservation101.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/namibia-a-leading-model-for-conservation/
That would be me!
Great! I don’t know how to adjust your Gravatar profile but perhaps you should find out, and do it.
I will look into it. Thanks for pointing this out. I wonder how many others have been routed to the wrong page.