Comment on Three more hen harriers disappear suddenly

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I have an update on my comments. NE has replied and say 'In all cases, in England and the IoM, when one of Natural England’s satellite tagged Hen Harriers stops transmitting the Police are notified straight away and a thorough search of the area is made' That is very interesting but opens up new questions about what the police have done, I also wrote to them but if it ongoing i doubt i will get a reply. In other words another black hole of infornation Strange that the NE Hen Harrier satellite tagged data-sheet mentinons nothing suspicious about birds failing. Why? They write 'Missing Fate Unknown includes:    (i) radio-tagged birds that left the study area. The vast majority of Missing Fate Unknown's are radio-tagged birds, this is not surprising given the mobility of Hen Harriers and our relatively small study area.    (ii) radio-ta...

Comment on Three more hen harriers disappear suddenly

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Thanks RSPB for swift appeal for information. In contrast According to information released by Natural England (NE) recently: www.gov.uk/.../hen-harrier-annual-tracking-update On 18th August 2010 Hen Harrier id94591 's satellite tag stopped working. 3 days later on 21st August 2010 Hen Harrier id58870's satellite tag also stopped transmitting. Both of these failures were very close together (within 7km) in Bowland an infamous raptor persecution hot spot. id94591 's last known location was Bowland SD596621 which is 1km outside the last known transmission of Hope and 3km away from the centre of the overlap in last transmission of Hope and Sky. id58870's last known transmission was 2km outside the last known transmission of Sky and about 3.5km from centre of overlap of last known transmissions of Sky and Hope. ww2.rspb.org.uk/.../sky-and-hope...

Comment on Sky and Hope: A plea for information

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What happened to my comment? I posted over a week ago and can't see anything. I get the RSS Bowland feed and it tells me there has been a comment by other comments but the comments are blank. The last one i can see was from the post 'Six ways you can help hen harriers' in a comment by Alex. M ...

Comment on Sky and Hope: A plea for information

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Recent NE satellite gagging data reveals that: id94591 last transmission at SD596621 on 18/08/2010 is 1km from the last known transmission of Hope and then 3 days later id58870 last transmission at SD673604 on 21/08/2010 is 2km from the last known transmission of Sky Have the police been informed? ...

Comment on Our response to Natural England’s publication of raw data of tagged hen harriers

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Two of those Hen Harriers 'disappeared' within 1 mile of the location of where Sky and Hope 'disappeared'. Sky and Hope 'disappeared' within 3 days of each other and so did 58870 & 94591. Why hasn't their been a police investigation and why have NE not released this information to the police? ...

Comment on Sky and Hope: A plea for information

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The recently released but long withheld info on the Natural England satellite tagged Hen Harriers 2007-2017 shows two Hen Harriers (94591 & 58870) both with their last known location only 3km away from the centre of the overlap of Hope and Sky in the map above! The withholding of this evidence of highly suspicious activity by NE should be a crime, if it isn't already. raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/.../new-satellite-tag-data-reveal-suspicious-clustering-of-missing-hen-harriers-on-english-grouse-moors ...

Comment on The fortunes of England’s hen harriers in 2018

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Please could you add Bob Eliott's blog ww2.rspb.org.uk/.../peregrine_2d00_persecution_2d00_filmed_2d00_bowland.aspx into this archive so it is automatically posted on the RSS feed for   www.bowlandwildlife.org.uk

Comment on Leaving the Hen Harrier Action Plan: a personal perspective

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Oh and also this. www.rspb.org.uk/.../423406-satellite-tagged-golden-eagles-disappearing-in-the-monadhliath-mountains Need any more?

Comment on Leaving the Hen Harrier Action Plan: a personal perspective

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Keith Cowieson, Chief Exec of Songbird Survival wrote 'how has the situation changed in the intervening 49 days between the Conservation Director’s statement of 6th June' Well for starters. raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/.../horrifically-injured-buzzard-found-on-grouse-moor-in-north-yorkshire raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/.../sga-statement-re-illegal-traps-found-on-invercauld-estate raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/.../hen-harriers-surviving-on-grouse-moors-not-a-chance-in-hell raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/.../goshawks-still-under-threat-in-peak-district-national-park raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/.../police-investigate-suspicious-death-of-tenth-red-kite-in-north-yorkshire raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/.../hen-harriers-surviving-on-grouse-moors-not-a-chance-in-hell raptorpersecutio...

Comment on Another missing hen harrier

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Good and thanks for the clarification. I thought he meant the coalition groups of the Hen Harrier Actionless Planless-plan. On the ground the RSPB is fantastic at wildlife crime reporting and in the European Courts fighting the government on muirburn and habitat destruction on grouse moors but as far as the Hen Harrier Day the RSPB has previously been quite luke-warm and distinctly frozen against the rapidly growing movement to ban driven grouse moors and end raptor crime on the uplands for ever. The RSPB is hardly leading the way for these 'rapidly growing coalition of groups' but belatedly riding on the coat-tails of HH day. The RSPB needs to be leading the way rather than being part of the problem in supporting the legalization of the crime of brood movement and contrary to international guidelines supporting the re-introduction of Hen ...