Category Archives: Grouse and harriers

Thunderous Mr Wilde

  The thunderous Findlay Wilde has a thunderclap going. It will go out on 12 August, the Inglorious 12th, a while before he gets his GCSE results! It seems as though Findlay has been around for ages, he’s an established figure – an established figure and he hasn’t got to the sixth form yet. Well […]

Good news from the Dark Peak

The National Trust has announced that a nest of Hen Harriers with four chicks is on their land, on a grouse moor.  They sound quite surprised by this:   ‘We’re delighted to learn of this nest.‘ said Jon Stewart, the National Trust’s General Manager for the Peak District. ‘The hen harrier has been one of […]

An FoI response from NE

A while ago I let NE know what I thought of them and asked a few questions of them. Fair dos, they have come up with a decent-ish response. We learn that the long-running and long overrunning NE Hen Harrier research project will get an airing in Vancouver in August, that the southern reintroduction project […]

Aaaaah – of course!

Michael Gove has done nothing visible to me to deal with the many ills and misdemeanors of driven grouse shooting. In fact, he is said to have told representatives of grouse shooting that he was seeking to ‘protect their vulnerable flank’, whatever that might mean (grouse shooting has enough exposed flanks to be spherical). Crispin Odey is a […]

Please respond to Forest of Bowland AONB consultation

The Forest of Bowland AONB is consulting on its next 5-year plan for 2019-24.  They would like your views by a week today, 25 May.  It’s easy to fill in the short consultation form – takes about 5 minutes. Have a look at their last plan with its images of Hen Harriers and talk of […]