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Buzzards and pheasants again

A year ago here in England, our Government considered whether to protect farmed pheasants (Phasianus colchicus), an alien species reared for shooting, from native buzzards (Buteo buteo). This would have been done by trapping buzzards and destroying their nests. Really, … Continue reading

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Buzzards and pheasants

A few months ago, a proposal to protect pheasant farming by removing buzzards was so rapidly abandoned that I never even saw it on the mainstream news. You may recall how I wrote about the pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) being reared … Continue reading

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Game season for pheasant and woodcock

As you know I don’t shoot, hunt or fish. But I’ve no problem with people killing for fun. Whatever you or I may think of the field sports industries, they contribute to conservation in our British countryside. For a while … Continue reading

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