Seen by a reader posted in West Meon, Hampshire

Well done Phil Lavender. There was also a police notice asking people to call 191 if anyone knew anything about bird of prey killing.


5 Replies to “Seen by a reader posted in West Meon, Hampshire”

  1. This is hugely depressing as it’s my local patch. We are fortunate to have lots of Buzzards, several Kites and regular peregrine spots, but it’s also a huge pheasant shooting area. Good on Phil Lavender for reporting it at least

  2. It does look suspicious Phil, however in a well wooded district, as you describe, a Gos can nest
    somewhere totally unrelated to where kills have been found early on.
    Also, could the shooter reliably separate Gos / Sparrowhawk ?, dont wish to build your hopes
    up, you are probably right, and well done for reporting the twat.

  3. How ironic (but not in a funny way). Gamekeepers need to talk to farmers. Farmers want to get rid of wood pigeons, here is nature doing it for them at no costs and bang, shot by a game bird shooter.

  4. I used to see Goshawk quite regularly about 15 or so years ago in West Northamptonshire. Once even in my garden eating a pigeon. However, with the intensification of pheasant shooting I have not seen one locally for a long, long time.

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