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IRELAND: Seeing red

Back from the brink of extinction, the red kite has been enjoying a population surge in Ireland since 2007. Jason Doyle asks what this means for vulnerable birds further down the food chain I’m on dawn patrol on a South

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Gamekeepers encouraging raptors in Angus

A new red kite nest, containing two healthy chicks, was discovered by a trainee gamekeeper on moorland in Glen Esk. Red kites have been steadily climbing in numbers in Scotland, since they were reintroduced in the 1980s from the Black Isle. 

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Gamekeeper rescues bird of prey

Glenogil Estate keeper Danny Lawson has successfully aided in the recovery of an injured red kite, and vets are confident the bird will fly again. Last month, Lawson released the raptor after it was left hanging upside down in a tree

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Ross-Shire raptors: Reward now £26,000

The most recently released number of dead birds found in Ross-Shire stands at 20, 14 of which are red kites and six buzzards. An initial reward of £5,000 was offered by the RSPB to anyone who had information relating to

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SGA urges members to help clamp down on wildlife crime

The Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association has urged anyone with information regarding five dead kites and one dead buzzard that were found in March in the Conon Bridge/ Muir of Ord area in Ross-shire, to contact Police Scotland. SGA Chairman Alex Hogg

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