Bird/poultry flu update

There is another poultry farm, in Melton Mowbray, Leics, with avian flu (announced yesterday). DEFRA has updated its ‘wild’ birds register too. Mostly wild birds like Canada Geese… Many poultry farms are under lockdown but it is expected that some turkeys will be allowed to travel just before Christmas. Likes(6)Dislikes(1)

It’s a hat-trick for the Jay!

Yesterday afternoon Natural Resources Wales answered my questions about Jay culling on NRW land as follows: Our response to your questions is as follows – 1. Does NRW cull Jays under the provisions of the general licences on its land? NRW does not currently cull jay on land it owns or manages. 2. Does NRW…

Just a reminder on Jays

If you go back to May 2019 you will find that I quoted from the BTO’s Andy Clement’s blog at the time as follows; … there may be insufficient scientific evidence to merit the inclusion of Jay on the licence list in order to conserve birds … https://www.bto.org/community/blog/2019/general-licences-and-bto And yet, the Jay is still listed…

Natural England blog makes Wild Justice’s point

In a recent blog, Natural England sets out its approach to issuing specific licences for lethal control. You could be completely forgiven for not quite understanding how the licensing system works in England at the moment but I think it is like this: all wild birds are protected by law you can kill any species…

Rewilding and National Parks

I asked a simple question and in under six days 908 people responded: Now that’s quite clear. We have no way of knowing who these people were – the survey was promoted on social media and was open to any to answer (but that doesn’t mean that the respondents were anything like representative). But the…