It was very disappointing to read the recent account of our work on Hen Harrier conservation in News & comment’ (‘Hen Harriers – good news and bad news’; Brit. Birds 112: 427). As the Natural England directors responsible for this work, we are writing to offer a different perspective from what we consider to be inaccurate and unbalanced comments in the piece.

The piece says ‘…th

...

Stay at the forefront of British birding by taking out a subscription to British Birds.

Subscribe Now