In recent years there have been very few prosecutions of falconers for wild peregrine
falcon had to be put to sleep after it was found with a broken wing and a shotgun pellet in its chest.
It's been a productive summer for Upper Peninsula bridges and their resident raptors, with peregrine
falcons at the Sault Ste.
updates can be found via Twitter @RSPBMANCHESTER and facebook.com/RSPBNORTHWEST.
Dr Stefan Bodnar is a well known ecologist within the Midlands and one of the UK's leading peregrine
While the peregrine
falcon (Falco peregrinus) is well known as a permanent resident in the Trans-Pecos region of Texas (Van Tyne and Sutton, 1937; Bent, 1938; Hunt and Rogers, 1973; Wauer, 1973; Oberholser, 1974; USFWS, 1984; Lockwood, 2001; McKinney 2005), few nesting records exist in the central Texas area.
were captured at nest cliffs by early-season trapping teams from 1983 to 1997.
A particularly disturbing case was the poisoning and attempted poisoning of peregrines
in a quarry in Conwy.
RSPB spokesman Martin Harper described the attempted poisoning of peregrines
in a quarry in Conwy as "particularly disturbing."
are great birds and it's amazing to think they have set up home in the middle of a bustling city like Cardiff."
Birmingham, Nottingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Bath, Scarborough, Norwich, Manchester, Lincoln and Worcester, to name just a few, boast peregrines
. But the presence of this most dynamic of birds, zipping around above our heads as we trudge to work, is still unbeknown to millions.
I am fortunate to be part of a small group of DEC biologists who bands peregrines
from NYC to Buffalo.
Using data from 1990-2006, the research found that incidents of illegal persecution against peregrines
were more frequent on grouse moors than away from such areas.
But 20 young peregrines
were hatched and reared at Cornell this year from three fertile pairs, and more are coming.
The old box had no front door, and because the cliff-dwelling peregrines
nest on precipices, there was always the danger that the chicks would try to flee the human hands that were reaching for them and plummet to their deaths.