Whilst I have never wanted Birds2blog to become a political platform and don't allow it to be, I make no apology for occasionally highlighting issues like the plight of birds of prey and the persecution they continue to suffer in the 21st century.
If you would like to follow the link below you'll be able to read about a spate of killings by poisoning of Red Kites from an introduction scheme. You can see the choice of poison used by those targeting birds of prey as being that of Carbofuran, banned in Britain, Europe, and the U.S.A. You can also see that the first of these birds found dead was on a shooting estate where I rest my personal case.
Red Kite. Copyright of Steve Ashton.
Please take a look at Friends of Red Kites. and follow the link to Breaking News on the Birdguides website to read about the latest tragic raptor persecution story.
For one reason or another my prospects of birding in the coming few days are not looking good which may result in some 'blanks' on Birds2blog, but I don't expect anyone's life to be changed in any way dramatically by that news!