Wild hacking – what we learn from an FOI request (4)

This post continues to explore the licensing of wild hacking of non-native falcons in the UK and uses information received from SNH about wild hacking licensed by them in Moray in 2019. To catch up on the story enter wild hacking into the search facility on this blog (top right) and all posts on this…

Wild hacking – what we learn from an FOI request (3)

This post continues to explore the licensing of wild hacking of non-native falcons in the UK and uses information received from SNH about wild hacking licensed by them in Moray in 2019. To catch up on the story enter wild hacking into the search facility on this blog (top right) and all posts on this…

A bit more on wild hacking

This whole business of wild hacking is an opening book for me. I’m finding out more and more as time goes on. It’s not just Scotland, here is a long Youtube video from a site near Tamworth; And here is their website and some prices for wild-hacked pure falcons, just in case you have a…

Flocks of Gyrs

I know that there are some readers of this blog who are finding it difficult to get their heads around the idea that there really were lots of Gyr Falcons released under SNH licence in a small part of Scotland this summer (with the intention that they should be taken back into captivity after a…

Wild hacking

Tuesday’s blog about the licensing, by SNH, of wild hacking of Gyr Falcons attracted a lot of comments and not a little amazement from people. Imagine driving along a quiet road and finding this falcon. Falcon racing is sometimes the motivation for captive breeding of falcons and their wild hacking (see also here). When you…