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  1. PYRTLE

    Why is the RSPB SO against eagle-owls?

    I believe this was done at the time of the sighting and sample. Also there were not as stringent controls at that time and illegal trading of wild birds perhaps occuring more frequently. As I mentioned, the escape scenario is very plausible, if not intentional release. This statement came...
  2. PYRTLE

    Why is the RSPB SO against eagle-owls?

    This short extract from a 2019 review by John Marchant of a Poyser title, published last year - The European Eagle Owl.... "Disputed estimates of 40 (and 10) breeding pairs in Britain are repeated here but alongside a discussion of the rumours and scanty data on which such numbers are based...
  3. PYRTLE

    Why is the RSPB SO against eagle-owls?

    Behave Mr A! I've only just got 20 years in North Norfolk - I'll pass thanks.
  4. PYRTLE

    Why is the RSPB SO against eagle-owls?

    :t: Maybe. ATB Deb.
  5. PYRTLE

    Why is the RSPB SO against eagle-owls?

    Crikey Gleb Berloff, I have touched a raw nerve. Thank you for your offer but I will pass on your PM of details on the whereabouts of a site for LEO, whether roosting or breeding. From my perspective I was challenging some of your thoughts and views on the thread you had created ( primarily as I...
  6. PYRTLE

    Why is the RSPB SO against eagle-owls?

    Gleb, I admire your enthusiasm when you embark upon a concept and write in support of your particular interest or point of view. Sometimes this can cause a raised eyebrow or two as some of your previous correspondence has shown that your motives were questioned, but for this thread we will put...
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