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It is reported that eight Hen Harrier chicks have fledged on North Yourkshire Grouse moors! This is what we should be shouting about not wringing our hands at the phoney reports of "suspicious" deaths of Raptors by the protectionist/antis.

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I agree, Funny how CP is not on 'Twitter'  (sic) letting all the BBC watching armchair conservationists know.

Wait until the 11th August and he will be back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1 hour ago, panoma1 said:

It is reported that eight Hen Harrier chicks have fledged on North Yourkshire Grouse moors! This is what we should be shouting about not wringing our hands at the phoney reports of "suspicious" deaths of Raptors by the protectionist/antis.

brilliant and absolutely right ..... get it on twitter, birding blogs or FB whatever, this is the way to stop the antis in their tracks

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3 hours ago, panoma1 said:

It is reported that eight Hen Harrier chicks have fledged on North Yourkshire Grouse moors! This is what we should be shouting about not wringing our hands at the phoney reports of "suspicious" deaths of Raptors by the protectionist/antis.

Is there a link to this somewhere? 

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For 6 consecutive years up until last year I saw Hen Harriers fledge in North Bedfordshire.

20 miles from RSPB HQ who refuse to believe it and wouldn't send someone out to witness it (even when requested by a local RSPB member) because it didn't fit with their belief's.

This year I've only seen the male.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Eyefor said:

For 6 consecutive years up until last year I saw Hen Harriers fledge in North Bedfordshire.

20 miles from RSPB HQ who refuse to believe it and wouldn't send someone out to witness it (even when requested by a local RSPB member) because it didn't fit with their belief's.

This year I've only seen the male.

 

 

Definitely hen and not marsh harriers? Any pictures? 

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2 hours ago, Penelope said:

Who can add this to CP's twa tter feed?

Even if added he will spin it. Its what he does. I've added it to Instagram and invited the BBC to comment, after all they love a story.. 

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23 minutes ago, ShootingEgg said:

Even if added he will spin it. Its what he does. 

Well please add it anyway, if you’re on Twitter. 

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59 minutes ago, Novice said:

Definitely hen and not marsh harriers? Any pictures? 

Definitely Hen harriers (the male was so white, when I first saw it I thought it was a seagull - until it landed in a tree). Also seen by several other people and confirmed as Hen Harriers.

Sorry, no pictures as I never carry a proper camera. The phone camera was (is) useless.

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I’m not very tec savvy but could someone post this all on twitter , Facebook etc can a link not be put on Avery and packham s.  Facebook or websites etc , they smother the media with their version of all shooters killing raptors lets show otherwise 

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3 hours ago, Scully said:

Well please add it anyway, if you’re on Twitter. 

I'm not unfortunately. But I have out it up on Instagram 

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Posted (edited)

Iv'e just cut and paste the newspaper article to the Avery standing up for nature blog,, its awaiting moderation....... great post Panoma 1

2 blogs [he does seem to have a lot of spare time].. 

Edited by islandgun

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4 hours ago, Penelope said:

Done.

Funny how they are quick to Dismiss that story and still blame shooting for their decline, surely managing the moors puts out more food selection for them..

 

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1 hour ago, ShootingEgg said:

Funny how they are quick to Dismiss that story and still blame shooting for their decline, surely managing the moors puts out more food selection for them..

 

Management of moorland can have several benefits, different heights of heather growth create different habitats both for invertebrates and vertebrates with waders often choosing to nest in short growth, burning is now condemned by many conservationist for several reasons but my view is that un-managed moor will lead to woody growth and maximise the chance of wildfires especially in the summer and the nesting season.[ I wonder why instead of burning, control isnt undertaken by tractor and toppers/mowers etc, obviously some areas are no go] Predator control [corvid and fox etc] also has a positive benefit for waders etc.. so yes management in my view is a good thing. whilst leaving moors to wild is a eco-vandalism. 

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