87 bird crime incidents last year and just one conviction, says RSPB

Birds of prey were shot, poisoned, trapped or illegally killed in 87 confirmed incidents in 2018 that led to just one successful conviction, according to the RSPB’s annual Birdcrime report. This persecution of raptors including peregrines, buzzards, red kites and owls is the tip of the iceberg, with many more birds vanishing in mysterious circumstances, […]

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Still waiting

Despite afternoon temperatures reaching +6C, overnight frosts and thick snow and ice means that there are very few signs of spring. Apart from a couple of scouts, finches and thrushes have yet to arrive and that is no surprise as there would be no food for them to find. It is still a long way […]

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Waxwings

Next week temperatures are forecast to fall below -10C and will not rise above zero for the whole week so the spring migrants that have already arrived will probably have to head back south or perish. Inspired by my success on Wednesday, I travelled up the Glomma River from Nordre Øyeren to the Bean Goose […]

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