by Mr Carbo

Unfortunately, eagles don’t read blogs or social media or newspapers so they don’t realise the risks they are taking entering the Cairngorms National Park… …and this is what happens … If you are maddened or saddened by the level of wildlife crime in Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park then please write to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon…

Update on 2020 Hen Harrier brood meddling (2)

This is information that I was sent last week by Natural England about this year’s activities in Hen Harrier brood-meddling. I have disclosed here less detailed information about the nest and release localities than I was given, as that seems wise. Intervention nest 1 Four chicks were taken from a nest in North Yorkshire on…

Updates and news

The National Trust is making up to 1,200 staff redundant as part of £100m/yr savings plans Nidderdale Cocktail of bendiocarb, chloralose, isofenphos and carbofuran kills dog. Same local cocktail responsible for raptor deaths. Insp Matt Hagen, from North Yorkshire Police, said: “The fact we have seen this same combination of chemicals, the ‘Nidderdale cocktail‘ as…

Dear First Minister – what you told Nicola Sturgeon

Many readers of this blog and of my newsletter have written to Nicola Sturgeon and/or Roseanna Cunningham about the finding of a poisoned White-tailed Eagle on a grouse moor in the Cairngorms National Park. Here are just some examples of ones that I have been sent. You notice they are all polite, personal and well-written….

Dear First Minister – from Chris Packham

Dear Nicola and Roseanna I hope you are both well in these strange and worrying times. I’m writing about the White-tailed Eagle which has recently been found poisoned in the Cairngorms National Park, which by now you will be familiar with. And I’ll speak candidly and frankly. We, that’s every decent, law abiding, well informed…