This piece in The National is a hoot. You can always spot dodgy pseudo-science when something is aiming to’prove’ something rather than to investigate it. And in this case gamekeepers are going to collect data on birds of prey on grouse moors.
Quite what all this is about, who knows?
We know birds of prey visit grouse moors – they’d find it difficult to die on them otherwise.
The article does not mention whether the app will have facilities such as ‘is the bird still alive?’ and ‘how was it killed?’ but maybe it should.
The scientific reputation of GWCT bumps along the bottom. Is SNH really involved – one hopes not, one really does.
Here is a recent bird of prey which visited a grouse moor – pass me the app!
And some others…