Natural England has finally published the post-mortem results of two brood meddled hen harriers found dead in October 2021.
You’ll recall I’ve been chasing Natural England for these results for months (see here and here) and I last heard from them on 23 February 2022 telling me they couldn’t provide the results just yet because of the ‘complex nature’ of my request. It wasn’t ‘complex’ at all, it was a straightforward question.
On Friday 4th March 2022 Natural England posted these summary PM results:
There isn’t any reason to doubt the PM results in these two cases and accept NE’s presumption that both harriers died of natural causes.
In the same blog published on Friday, Natural England also discussed a number of other satellite-tagged hen harriers and I’ll be writing about those in separate blogs.