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A Pine Marten spotted in the Forest of Dean yesterday.

18 were released into the Forest of Dean and lower Wye valley in September 2019, in a reintroduction project.

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1 hour ago, twenty said:

Pine Marten include Grey squirrel in their diet, so that's a bonus.

And Red squirrels too which is less of a bonus.

I admire Pine Martens but I consider these reintroduction programs to be leading to the wanton decimation of other wildlife.

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reading thro various history books in the past...........it often mentions the nuisance of flocks of red kites within medival london and other centres scavaging and causing problems..............

been a recent news story about flocks of kites been a problem up north,,,where people are feeding them and taking scraps

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18 minutes ago, JDog said:

And Red squirrels too which is less of a bonus.

I admire Pine Martens but I consider these reintroduction programs to be leading to the wanton decimation of other wildlife.

Yeah, I am not sure if it is a good idea or not................A pair of Beavers were released at Lydbrook, in the Wye Valley as well last year, again, not sure if that is a good thing, but the aim is to alleviate flooding in the village.

 

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1 minute ago, ditchman said:

reading thro various history books in the past...........it often mentions the nuisance of flocks of red kites within medival london and other centres scavaging and causing problems..............

been a recent news story about flocks of kites been a problem up north,,,where people are feeding them and taking scraps

Red  Kites are quite a common site on the Cotswolds, it's not unusual to see 3-4 daily,...........with all the general road kill, and game shoot casualties, they have  flourished in the last few years 

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2 hours ago, Centrepin said:

There's a video about Pine Martins on this weeks Field Sports Britian, YouTube. 

 

Thanks for putting that up, very interesting.

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