What the RSPB says about the General Licences

Have a look at this by RSPB Conservation Director, Martin Harper. Here are some quotes: Like everyone, I was surprised by Natural England’s decision to revoke the General Licence at such short notice after the legal proceedings by Wild Justice. The following media and online frenzy has thrown up so much misinformation and inaccuracies that it…

Chris Packham CBE – national treasure or endangered species?

Chris Packham is a mate of mine – although he’s not very matey really. But he’s also a colleague and he’s a great guy. He’s had a lot of flak in the media and social media since we, that’s Chris, Ruth Tingay and myself, Wild Justice, won a legal challenge against the system of General…

Garden Birds in April 2019

This year I am keeping a list of birds seen in or from my garden. Here is the list for the year so far with the four extra species seen in April added to the bottom of the list. Robin House Sparrow Jackdaw Blackbird Woodpigeon Starling Black-headed Gull Great Tit Red Kite Carrion Crow Chaffinch…

Magpies and the RSPB

There is a lot made of the fact that the RSPB carries out lethal control of Carrion Crows, formerly under the revoked General Licence GL04, on a very small proportion of RSPB nature reserves (15 out of 218). Because this is a highly emotive issue the RSPB is attacked by those who wish the RSPB…