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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Amur Falcon - a CRISIS

Not posted anything for a while as I've been without a PC for a while (failed motherboard). Whilst I'm catching up with my most recent images, I'd like to draw your attention to the following.

Doug McFarlane, via his blog, has brought my attention to the plight of the Amur Falcon in India. Please visit this link for more information, and sign the on-line petition. If you're not sure if you want to sign the partition, just look at the video clip at the head of the page - You need to be feeling strong, but I suspect that it will make your mind up!

Thank you for taking the time to read this.


  1. I'm glad you went and had a look Richard and signed the petition and added a link on here too, I hope many others too go and visit, a hat-tip for Mike Alibone's twitter feed had me go and look and the numbers of birds being killed is one thing but the video even shocked a tough nut like me. Thanks

    1. Thank you Doug for the heads-up on this one.

  2. I made my decision this petition is going on Birds2blog this afternoon. I watched the video and was almost physically sick at the end Richard.

  3. Hi Richard, I have just view the video, it is appalling. I have just signed the petition and I have posted the link to both my Facebook and Twitter page.

    1. Thank you Linda. I would do similar, but I don't use Facebook or Twitter.


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