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.
Witnesses say the birds were shot dead on the edge of the Sandringham estate.
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.
Also on this: here.
Three gamekeepers admit trying to trap birds of prey: here.
Why do hen harriers find Ireland so hard to live in? Here.
Hen harrier nest in Belgium: here.
- United Kingdom: Fury at minister’s ‘astounding’ refusal to ban deadly bird poison (independent.co.uk)
- Five bird species flying to extinction due to £40m farming cuts (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
- Prince Harry in Vegas: Hen party security MGM grand naked photographs the sun (thesun.co.uk)
- Tests reveal that rare bird of prey was shot illegally (independent.co.uk)
- Bird crime in Scotland, new report (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Rare bird of prey shot and killed (bbc.co.uk)
- Police appeal for information after protected hen harrier is shot dead (scotsman.com)
- WILDLIFE UPDATE : Fury at minister Richard Benyon’s ‘astounding’ refusal to ban deadly bird poison (environmentaleducationuk.wordpress.com)
- Rare Bird Of Prey Killed In UK (naturalhistorywanderings.com)