Kestrels can be found in a wide variety of habitats, including moorland, farmland, coastal cliffs and in our towns and cities. The field vole is its preferred prey.
The only bird of prey poisoned in Scotland last year was found in Highland Perthshire, according to official statistics.
A Fife man has warned people enjoying the great outdoors this weekend to be wary after being subjected to a sustained attack by a buzzard.
A bird of prey hovering over Carnoustie has claimed a large area of the town as its own and will attack to defend it.
Bird of prey crimes across Scotland fell by more than 25% last year, according to new figures.
Hospitals across Tayside and Fife have spent nearly £190,000 on dealing with pests and infestations over five years.
It is satisfying to know the special relationship still hangs together so well after all these years, especially given the increasingly tricky vagaries of our 21st century world.
Magpies are the sharp-suited Jack the Lads of the bird world. They have all the cunning and intuitive sense of self-preservation of the crow family of which they are members.
The swifts have gone, yet I’m smiling.