In this video from England, ‘A female hen harrier (marsh hawk) systematically searches the area near a river in Warwickshire on a mid-winter day’.
From the BBC:
No charges against Prince Harry
Two hen harriers are alleged to have been shot at Sandringham
Prince Harry will not face charges in connection with the alleged shooting of two protected hen harriers on the royal family’s estate in Norfolk.
Police officers identified three suspects – Prince Harry, William van Cutsem and David Clarke, a gamekeeper.
All three have denied any involvement and the Crown Prosecution Service says there is not enough evidence to bring the case to court.
Well, it being, of course, the Crown Prosecution Service, historically prosecuting opponents of the Crown …
Hen harriers are extremely rare with 749 nesting pairs in the UK.
They said a warden monitoring the harriers saw the birds being hit and heard a shot but did not see the shooter.
In this case, the Society for the Protection of Birds being Royal does not seem to have an effect, similar to the Crown Prosecution Service’s case.
Grouse and Hen harriers living in harmony on Langholm Moor: here.
April 2011: The RSPB has just won a £300,000 grant to help secure the future of the hen harrier as a breeding bird in England: here.
Why do hen harriers find Ireland so hard to live in? Here.
Hen harrier nest in Belgium: here.
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