NE publishes GL28 and GL31

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/canada-geese-licence-to-kill-or-take-them-for-public-health-and-safety-gl28 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/799914/gl31-woodpigeons-prevent-serious-damage-to-crops.pdf I suspected there would a last-minute, late-Friday-before-the Bank-Holiday-weekend spasm of action from NE, and there was. Wild Justice and its lawyers will be looking carefully at these. Likes(22)Dislikes(2)

Statutory agencies – fit for purpose?

Wild Justice’s successful legal challenge over the General Licences is the third legal challenge in which I have been involved against this statutory agency in just over a year. First there was my legal challenge of the brood-meddling licence that NE issued in early 2018. As regular readers will know, this case was contested by…

SNH says ‘no’ to Strathbraan Raven cull

Raven. Photo: Tim Melling Excellent news from Raptor Persecution UK – SNH rejects 2019 licence application for Strathbraan Raven cull. That’s good news on which to end the week. Well done to Ruth Tingay and the Scottish Raptor Study Group for taking their challenge. I’m glad I contributed to their crowdfunder. But what are our…

No Nightingales last night

Encouraged by reading on Twitter that after missing a year, last year, Nightingales returned to a local wood, I set out to listen again for Nightingales at Glapthorn Cow Pasture yesterday evening. The first blog post I wrote, for the RSPB on 11 May 2009, was about Nightingales in Glapthorn Cow Pasture. I wrote then…

Red Kite

Just down the road from where I live there is a Red Kite sitting on eggs. If you stop the car by the side of the narrow road and look across a very narrow field there’s the bird on its nest – almost at eye level because of the lie of the land. I’ve stopped…