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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. Advertisements

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Rookes, Crowes and Choughes

Originally posted on The Naturephile:
‘If men had wings and black feathers, few of them would ever be clever enough to be crows’ Henry Ward Beecher Clergyman, wit and abolitionist I’m incarcerated at home at the moment, having been laid…

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Has the red kite become a pest?

Here in Britain the red kite (Milvus milvus) was hunted almost to extinction. In the 16th century it was classed as vermin, supposedly a threat to agriculture. A few centuries later, along came gamekeepers whose job was (and still is) … Continue reading

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