I'm guessing here, but you need landowner permission to hunt with birds of prey etc. but what if said birds are either not hunting specifically or aren't even raptors/falcons (but still carnivorous), what then?
reason I ask is that a local 'keeper of birds' (I don't want to say falconer as they have a multitude of birds from parrots, hawks, eagles and hornbills and much more besides), regularly flies and assortment of them on an area of land which I know they don't have permission to fly over, (I know this because they would have had to get permission from me......)
said land is SSSI amongst other designations, and has a multitude of rare local bird populations such as goshawk, woodlark, nightjar etc, all which would be somewhat put out by this being done in inappropriate locations.....
there is a vast array of photographic evidence of their activities on their FB page, but I've yet to catch them in the act and can't find much online. I know I have a few arguments up my sleeve, but interested to know what a law abiding bird keeper would say? surely its no different than me taking a gun for a walk on someone else's land without permission?
if anyone can steer me towards any legislation I'd be interested to have the facts regarding the flying of captive birds.