Predator becomes prey as hawk is grounded after scrap with squirrel

Phoenix’s tendon suture repair. A Harris hawk has undergone a rare procedure to repair a ruptured tendon in its foot after being bitten by a squirrel. Phoenix bandaged. Phoenix was taken to Sandhole Veterinary Center in Kent where she was found to have an infected toe from the bite, with the infection spreading to cause … Read more

Britain’s birds of prey are back from the brink of extinction – and live on webcam | Birds

The watch in delight as an osprey lands on a Scots pine, bringing a huge fish back to its hungry chicks. Moments later, I have close-up views of a red kite, its nest swaying to and fro in the breeze. Finally, I witness the first flight of a young peregrine – the fastest living creature … Read more

‘A gaping wound’: how a film about birds of prey is a warning to India’s capital city | Movies

The award-winning documentary All That Breathes is a meditation on life in Delhi through the eyes and hands of two brothers that nurse injured birds back to health. After winning the world cinema grand jury prize at the Sundance film festival this year it is screening at Cannes, and in many ways it is easier … Read more

Disbanding of Dorset wildlife crime team puts birds of prey ‘at risk’ | Birds

Birds of prey are being put at risk by the disbanding of one of the country leading wildlife crime teams, campaigners have warned, raising fears it could be part of a nationwide pattern. Wildlife crime officers work to stop offences such as raptor persecution, where birds of prey are poisoned or shot by gamekeepers and … Read more

Toxic rat poison killing growing number of England’s birds of prey | Birds

A highly toxic rat poison is killing increasing numbers of birds of prey, figures show, as wildlife campaigners call for its use to be banned outdoors. Most recently, a white-tailed eagle was found poisoned by the anticoagulant brodifacoum on an estate in Dorset. Police closed the investigation into the eagle death last week with no … Read more