More help for birds of prey
Wednesday 12 March 1997
With peregrines hunting pigeons and red grouse and hen harriers also taking grouse, pigeon fanciers and grouse shooters want their already low numbers reduced. But the report says pigeon fanciers overlooked that their birds can die from bad weather and exhaustion. It acknowledged that grouse numbers are declining but attributes this to "the loss, fragmentation and poor management of much of the heather moorland".
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