Author: Clare

Comment on Calluna has disappeared!

I’m afraid that anyone questioning the reliability of satellite tags needs to pay attention to one fact – the location where the tracking ceased.  Grouse moors relentlessly raise their ugly heads when this question is asked.  The truth is that Calluna will be far from the last bird to be lost unless something drastic is done to consign the hideous world of driven grouse shooting into history.

Comment on Second 2016 hen harrier goes missing

You get to a point where you’re tired of commenting on how sickening this is – to watch these lovely birds grow up, and then you ring and tag them while trying to ignore the fact that at some point you’ll probably have to tell the world that your beautiful tagged bird has abruptly vanished without a trace.  On this side of the border we really need to keep banging on about this horrendousness as Parliament prepares to debate the ‘sport’ of driven grouse shooting and all its dreadful consequences.