Henry in a hotspot

Monday 11 May  Copy

Were you driving past when Henry was standing by the side of the road the other day!

Henry kept saying that this looked perfect for ringtails but I told him he ought to stay in the car because it’s a bit dangerous for the likes of him in these parts.



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9 Replies to “Henry in a hotspot”

  1. I am interested to know why Henry doesn't visit towns and cities. Surely this would be a much better way to gain publicity than visiting moorlands almost devoid of people.

      1. Sorry Mark I forgot that he had been to Weatherfield that well known town of TV fame !

  2. I rather think the idea is to highlight where Hen Harriers should be... but aren't

  3. You'll have to get him a bulletproof jacket if he goes to many more of these places!

  4. Be careful out there Henry. There are some places that look great for harriers but are in fact very very dangerous-- remember Bowland Betty or that of 21 nesting attempts 1993- 2007 only 7 reared young and most of the failures were due to "disappearing" adults.

  5. Don't make Henry read the Daily Mail, as Robin Page, that well known raptor hater is once again sharing his enlightened views on gulls and birds of prey. How this got published I do not know, as the piece is hysterical, inaccurate and dishonest. Here's a snippet -

    "The RSPB’s latest obsession is hen harriers, one of our most beautiful birds — and one of the most efficient killers. There are 600 pairs in Britain, but the RSPB wants its numbers to soar.

    Hen harriers nest in moorland and on grouse moors. And many believe the charity's backing for the birds - which kill not only grouse but lapwings, golden plovers, dunlin, ring ouzels, wheatears and other inhabitants of grouse moors - is a politically motivated attack on the 'toffs' who own these moods.

    Gamekeepers are regularly - and unfairly - demonised for seeing off hen harriers by the politically correct conservation bodies (and, no, I don't shoot grouse). Last year three hen harrier chicks disappeared from a nest and the culprits were found - but they were never blamed publicly by the RSPB, for they were buzzards".



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