The handlers of ‘Pilgrim’ > an American Bald Eagle are busily trying to recapture it after it was frightened off from Phoenix Falconry near Auchterarder in Perthshire by a couple of Buzzards.
The Eagle’s are used to travelling dozens of miles in a day and could be anywhere in a 50 mile radius by the end of the day.
The public are already on the lookout for this magnificent bird if you spot the Eagle.
Please contact – The National Wildlife at this website – http://www.nwf.org/
Phoenix Falconry – www.scottishfalconry.co.uk
Head Falconer Adrian Hallgarth has asked anyone who spots’Pilgrim’ to tel. 01764 682823
Mercedes the Polar Bear recently moved in 2009 from Edinburgh Zoo to the Highland Wildlife Park has been put to sleep after a period of illness.
Mercedes was 30 years old and had spent 25 of those years in Scotland, staff and visitors alike from the visitor centre say they will dearly miss her.
The Peregrine Falcon was poisoned prior to its nest being plundered of its eggs.
Traces of a banned pesticide was found in the Peregrines body that was found next to the empty nest.
Other nesting sites in the area have also been targeted this year.
Any information phone crimestoppers on. 0800 555 111
After two Buzzards were found dead on a Perthshire estate alongside poisoned bait last month officers from the wildlife crime unit the R.S.P.B. and S.G.R.P.I.D. mounted an operation to search the estate after obtaining a warrant on Wednesday 7th April.
A 62 year old man was taken to Tayside divisional H.Q. in Perth for questioning and later released pending further inquiries.
A number of items were removed from the estate for forensic examination the Perthshire estate has not been named.
Scottish national heritage want to round-up 20 – 100 Beavers loose in the wild on the River Tay.
The Beavers have been increasing in numbers over the past ten years there have been no significant numbers of complaints from the general public about the beavers,
£5000 has been made available for the round-up.
The native American Crayfish has been found in the River Kelvin in Glasgow.
A pair of wild peregrine falcons have been found dead near corsington tower block of flats in Motherwell.
A post mortem showed them to have been poisened with the poison strychnine
P.C JAMES RUDDELL the investigating wildlife officer has appealed for any information concerning this wildlife crime.
Phone Motherwell Police Office – 01698 483000. crimestoppers – 0800 555 111
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