Hen Harrier Feb 9, 2020 13:43:28 GMT
Post by accipiter on Feb 9, 2020 13:43:28 GMT
As predicted I’m staying in the warm today only venturing out to retrieve a wheelie bin that decided to travel half way down the drive, oh what larks! However, since I found myself with a bit of time upon my hands I’ve enclosed the following for any new member who may not be aware...
We owe a lot to the Sparrowhawk and other raptors for providing us with an early warning system for chemicals which might have had serious effects on people had their use continued.
Dr Ian Newton
The world foremost expert on the Sparrowhawk...
Indeed the general public are under the false impression raptors are indiscriminate killers I know this is true since I still hear it repeated time after time, but nothing could be further from the truth since they take out the weak and sick first which would otherwise spread disease thereby causing the entire population of wildlife to suffer. So, if by any chance the reader should witness a Sparrowhawk taking a bird in your garden then please don’t chase it off since its protecting the circle of life, yes maybe even yours.
I would also like the reader to read the comments at the end of the link since it reveals just who are the main persecutors are of the hen harrier and why they do this, greed and ignorance I’m afraid but wasn’t it for ever thus. However, I would also like to see the law go even further and an outright ban employed on driven grouse shooting since in order to do this they exterminate “all other wildlife” that just might spoil their so called sport including the mountain hare these being part and parcel of the entire ecosystem.
I would also like to include the protection of corvids since these too have earned their place in the grand scheme...