I see on the BBC web site this am that another satelite tagged Hen Harrier has gone missing in Scotland. RSPB state its missing in an area where other endagered birds of prey have vanished, yet it appears the estate has not been contacted. Typical accusations that it has been illegally killed and the transmitter destroyed.
I thought that in very many bird species natural mortality of juvenilles is very high and its known that apex birds of prey are predators of other lesser BoP so could be a natural cause of death, Aka the buzzard taking the osprey off a nest which was filmed by the RSPB.
Why are the RSPB and BBC allowed to make such unfounded accusations?