In the UK, Hen Harriers Circus cyaneus spend their summers on upland moors, nesting amongst the deep heather. They are one of our most treasured upland species, famous for their spectacular displays of sky-dancing and aerial exchanges of food during the breeding season. Sadly, Hen Harriers are also one of our most persecuted birds of […]
Tag: Aquila chrysaetos
POLL: Should the design and positioning of windfarms be better researched?
A new study has revealed which bird and bat species are most at risk of collision with wind turbines, with birds of prey and migratory birds coming top of the list. This research is the first to take a global view of the problem, and pinpoints some possible solutions to allow birds, bats and wind […]
POLL: Should the Golden Eagle continue to be protected in Norway?
Vigorous debate has erupted in Norway around a potential change in the protection provided to the country’s magnificent Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). A new proposal is due to be voted on in the Norwegian Parliament next week. Norwegian law has protected these and other birds of prey since 1968. The new proposal seeks to reduce […]
POLL: Should wind energy companies face legal action for killing birds?
How do wind energy companies kill protected bald eagles and golden eagles via turbine strikes every year without facing legal repercussions? They have renewable permits issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that exempt them from laws making it illegal to kill the birds. However, the U.S. District Court of Northern California has […]
Golden Eagle Genome Sequenced
“Having the golden eagle genome in hand could directly affect the way we make conservation and management decisions,” said Dr Jacqueline Doyle from Purdue University, the first author of the paper published in the open-access journal PLoS ONE. The golden eagle is a dark brown raptor with a wingspan of up to 2.2 m. Males […]
“The Eagle’s Way” – Book Review
Last season I read “The Last Wolf” by Jim Crumley and spent a little time afterwards reviewing it. His most recent publication came out this year and is very apt for my new position at Mull Eagle Watch on the Isle of Mull. “The Eagle’s Way” is a book focusing on the two eagle species […]
Då var årets sittning klar, kanske inte den bästa men ändå 3 olika individer av duvhök och en gammal kungsörn (fox) framme så de gick att fotografera det smög också omkring en gammal havsörn men den individen vågade sig inte fram. Vädret var väl lite för klart för de flesta individerna de vågar sig fram […]
Bokat för foto
Nu är det förhoppningsvis bokat för en ny fotosession vid örnmatningen nästa år, en lång väntan men det är en väntan på något roligt. Här några bilder från årets session från arkivet.