Young peregrine found with shotgun injuries in Cheshire

RSPB press release (4 July 2019): Young peregrine falcon illegally shot A young peregrine had to be euthanised after it was found with a broken wing and a shotgun pellet in its chest. The bird was found in the road at Aldford, part of the Grosvenor Estate, south of Chester, (The Grosvenor Estate represents all …

WTF? – Hen harrier chicks to be reared in captivity to placate grouse moor owners

6th June Hen harrier chicks will be removed from their parents and reared in captivity this summer in a controversial “brood management” scheme to placate grouse moor owners. Removing young hen harriers from nests on grouse moors is designed to prevent concentrations of the bird of prey on grouse shooting estates. Stopping hen harriers from …

Gamekeeper accused of shooting rare birds, badgers and otter

27th may 2019 A GAMEKEEPER has been accused of 12 wildlife offences at Jedburgh Sheriff Court. Alan Wilson is charged with shooting two goshwaks, four buzzards, a peregrine falcon, three badgers and an otter at Henlaw Wood, Longformacus. between March 2016, and May 2017. The 60-year-old also faces charges of using a snare likely to …

Norfolk: Gamekeeper denies killing protected wild birds

A gamekeeper has denied killing protected wild birds on a country estate in North Norfolk. Allen Lambert, who is 64 arrived at King's Lynn Magistrates this morning. He denied charges of killing wild birds and keeping chemicals to harm them. It's alleged the offences took place on the Stody Estate near Melton Constable between January …

Gamekeeper fined for Shropshire bird of prey trap

  A part-time gamekeeper has been ordered to pay more than £500 by a court – after admitting setting an illegal trap in Shropshire designed to harm birds of prey.   Wayne Edward Priday, of Leintwardine, was caught after investigating officers from charity the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds visited a pheasant release …

Multi-millionaire retailer illegally felled trees ‘to build track to his pheasant shoot’

A wealthy businessman accused of turning picturesque woodland into a wasteland to build a track to his pheasant shoot has been ordered to pay out almost £1 million. By Rosa Silverman, Sally Wardle and agencies 01 Aug 2013 Philip Day, who owns the Edinburgh Woollen Mill chain and is said to be as rich as …