Six days ago I updated the list of hen harriers that were confirmed to have been illegally killed or were ‘missing’, suspected killed, since 2018.
The running total had reached 48 hen harriers (see here).
Thanks to an eagle-eyed blog reader, it’s been pointed out that I’d missed one – a satellite-tagged hen harrier called Bronwyn who vanished in 2019 in an area in North Wales where two other tagged hen harriers have also ‘mysteriously disappeared’.
[Young hen harrier Bronwyn just prior to fledging in 2019. Photo by RSPB]
You can read about the strange circumstances of Bronwyn’s disappearance on this RSPB blog (here). Sorry, I’m not sure how I missed this one.
So that brings the running total of illegally killed/missing hen harriers to 49, but that’s not the end of it. There are more to add to that list.
An update will follow shortly.