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Three golden eagle chicks were released in the Moffat Hills 12 months ago in an attempt to boost the historically low population.Read the full story ›
The harrier, named Manu, is one of two chicks monitored and protected by the Northumberland Hen Harrier Protection Partnership.Read the full story ›
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Cumbria is one of the worst counties in the UK for the persecution of birds of prey, according to the RSPB.
The charity's latest "Birdcrime" report says there were five confirmed incidents in the county in 2015, which included a poisoned buzzard and a poisoned peregrine.
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An RSPB volunteer from New Galloway has been recognised for his efforts by the charity.
Brian Nolan, 72, is known for fundraising by dressing up as a giant bird, as ITV Border's Matthew Taylor found out when he went to meet him.
He was named one of the happiest people in the UK last year, and has now been presented with the RSPB’s President’s Award for his services.
Just six out of 12,000 volunteers receive the annual honour, which recognises the amount of work they put in.
Following the discovery of the body of a hen harrier, Queensberry Estate has issued the following statement.
A spokesman for the estate said:
We have been advised by Police Scotland today that a hen harrier was located on the boundary of the Queensberry Estate in April.
We had no knowledge of this incident until today and stressed to the police that we are wholly committed to assisting in any way to establishing what happened to this bird.
We are deeply concerned and mystified by this incident as Queensberry Estate condemns any form of wildlife crime and are very proud of the species and habitat conservation work we undertake.
We are aware of several hen harrier nesting sites on the estate and our keepers have been actively working to protect these birds in their habitat.”