London peregrine falcons in love, video

This video is about courtship and mating of the peregrine falcon couple on top of Charing Cross hospital in London, England.

Recorded 26 February 2015 at 4.15pm.

Peregrine falcons in love in London, video

This 18 February 2015 video, called Courtship in the nest box, is about two peregrine falcons in love at their nest on the roof of Charing Cross Hospital in London, England.

Game farm owner convicted of pole trap offence


This video from England is called Herefordshire gamekeeper caught on camera at his illegal pole trap.

Originally posted on Raptor Persecution Scotland:

Michael Wood Westfield Game Farm - CopyA two-day trial concluded at Scarborough Magistrates yesterday with the conviction of game farm owner Michael Wood, who was found guilty of permitting a pole trap last June.

Wood owns Westfield Farm in Cropton, North Yorkshire – a pheasant-breeding facility that supplies young birds to the game-shooting industry.

RSPB investigators found five pole traps placed around the rearing pens last summer. These traps are so barbaric they were outlawed over 100 years ago. They are basically a steel spring trap placed on top of a post (and usually nailed to the post with a short chain) so when a raptor lands on it, the trap crushes the bird’s legs and the bird is left dangling upside down for a prolonged and agonising death. Unbelievably, two farm workers were just given police cautions last year for setting these traps – why weren’t they prosecuted?

Wood was filmed by the RSPB Investigations…

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Rat poison kills birds, partial ban

This video is about a kestrel nest on a balcony in Poland.

Translated from Vroege Vogels radio in the Netherlands today:

Vermin fighters may no longer use mouse and rat poison anymore in the open air from early this year on. That was decided by the board for the authorization of plant protection products and biocides (Ctgb). The main reason for the partial ban of these rodenticides is that many mice and rats have become immune to the poison. It is also to reduce the risk of other animals being exposed to the substances.

Research by ecotoxicologist Nico van den Brink of Alterra research institute in Wageningen shows that a large part of our raptors get rat poison in their food. The chance of barn owls and kestrels dying from this is plausible.

Rodenticides are not completely prohibited. Inside buildings they may still be used. Also, the Ctgb offers the possibility to obtain an authorization under strict conditions for outdoor use.

Kestrel takes off, slow motion video

This is a video about a kestrel taking off from its perch; filmed in slow motion by Gerrie van der Meulen from the Netherlands.

London peregine falcon visits nest, video

This video about a peregrine falcon nest at Charing Cross Hospital in London, England says about itself:

Despite the wind Charlie comes and visits the nest box for some scrapings.

1 February 2015 at 11.20am