Predating holds monthly speed
Gamekeepers are regularly — and unfairly — demonised for seeing off hen harriers by the politically correct conservation bodies (and, no, I don’t shoot grouse).Last year three hen harrier chicks disappeared from a nest and the culprits were found — but they were never blamed publicly by the RSPB, for they were buzzards.
Last year, the charity’s spokesman Richard James blamed humans for their aggression.
But the apparent refusal of the RSPB to acknowledge the need to do something about these aggressive birds is typical of the charity.
For the problem is mirrored in its attitude — along with that of many other eco-minded conservationists — to all manner of aggressive avian killers, such as buzzards, red kites and sparrowhawks, whose numbers are getting out of hand.
Since the Seventies, the population has increased by 805 per cent.
Now, in some areas such as the Thames Valley — where in 2012 experts said there were between 700 and 1,000 breeding pairs — the bird is so numerous it’s become a pest.
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