Poisoning rare birds

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 wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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14 Responses to Poisoning rare birds

  1. Debra says:

    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?

  2. chinahand11 says:

    Should be open season on people like that, one day a month of vigilantism.

  3. JoshuaJ says:

    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.

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