Sunday, 27 January 2013
Sean Wood: Persecution of birds of prey is still widespread
If you watch the short video below you will see a rare two buzzard stand off which I filmed this afternoon. These are the type of birds which are actively persecuted by gamekeepers. They, along with other birds of prey are persecuted because gamekeepers believe they are responsible for killing young game birds, which the gamekeepers don't like as they wish to preserve the game-birds so they can be shot for 'sport' by wealthy people with a lust for death.
The stand off in the video below is quite sad as this is the first time I have ever seen the young chick, which was born last year, get the better of his dad. It just about sums up the trials and tribulations of parenthood. The parents do all they can to successfully raise the young, then the young quickly grow and begin to challenge the authority of the parents. Ah, such is life!