Following on from my last blog, which touched on raptor persecution in Scotland. Ive finally allowed my blood to simmer down and shall bring you the rest of the ugly news that has reached me, up in my caravan in the woods this past week or two.
Sticking with affairs at home, things aren’t looking very promising after the first white-tailed eagle to be born on the east coast of Scotland for almost two centuries. Has gone missing over an estate, well known in recent years for its bird of prey persecution and has become known as a “black hole” when it comes to satellite tagged eagles. For more details on the story click the BBC Scotland news link here.
Now for the really ugly stuff. Id simply like to refer you to what may have happen to some of “our” birds aboard this past month. Some of which almost certainly aren’t going to be making it home. From the winter migrations to west coast of Africa this season. For full details of Malta Massacre on Migration please follow this link or go to Chris Packham’s video diary of the annual tragic events on Malta. This has been the case for years and is destined to repeat itself if people right people don’t start to sit up and take notice soon. Ill say no more on the matter.
In other news, and to hopefully cheer you all up a bit, tomorrow is the first day we can mathematically expect our first eyasses (peregrine chick) of the season.
Feeling even more privileged than usual to be here in my caravan tonight, protecting theses majestic raptors. I think I shall sign off with my formal job title.
For one blog at least.
Adam Murphy – Peregrine Protection Officer.