News : Oct 2013

Reporting bird strike incidents now made easier

30 October 2013

It will now be easier for people to report suspected bird strike incidents (e.g. collisions with wind turbine blades) as Scottish Natural Heritage launches a dedicated email address. If you suspect a bird has collided with a wind turbine, you can email details such as location, date and bird species to: For further details the BBC news article is here.

‘Serious concerns’ about Langholm hen harrier ‘Blue’

22 October 2013

Scientists tracking the dispersal movements of a young hen harrier from the Langholm Moorland Demonstration Project have expressed ‘serious concerns’ about his safety after his satellite signal unexpectedly stopped transmitting. The young male, called Blue, was one of four young harriers being tracked from Langholm this year. Project staff say the matter has now been passed on to the police. More information here.

Langholm hen harrier ‘Miranda’ flies to Ireland

15 October 2013

A young hen harrier from the Langholm Moorland Demonstration Project has surprised everyone by flying across the sea to Ireland, via the Isle of Man. Miranda’s movements are being monitored by scientists who have attached a satellite tag to her back. Her movements are also being followed by the general public who are watching her ‘movement maps’ here.