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Henry’s tour days 64-67: Langholm

Henry’s been at Langholm all week. To find out what he was doing see here, here, here and here.

There’s a famous monument at Langholm. Some would say the current Langholm Project (‘Langholm 2′) has been a monumental waste of taxpayers’ money. There’s something in that, although it has shown us that when young satellite-tagged hen harriers stay at Langholm they seem to do OK (because they’re not routinely being killed), whereas many of the young sat tagged birds that did decide to disperse away from the moor have mysteriously vanished (e.g. see herehere, here, here, here, here, here). Amazing, eh?

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4 Responses to “Henry’s tour days 64-67: Langholm”


  1. 1 Chris Roberts
    July 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Just a few isolated trees – the place should be covered with them, and Britain as a country complain about the Amazon forest being decimated.

    • 2 Grouseman
      July 20, 2015 at 8:57 am

      Few isolated trees? I think if you look at the bottom picture you can see the edges of large commercial spruce plantations which as everyone knows are no benefit to wildlife in a wider context save for a few predators.

      • 3 Chris Roberts
        July 20, 2015 at 2:01 pm

        Agreed about the large commercial plantation, but the country is in urgent need of more than 10% of natural woodland, which is beneficial to the majority of wildlife, including us.

  2. 4 Jack Snipe
    July 20, 2015 at 1:00 am

    Suppose it’s stating the bleeding obvious, but if Langholm was covered in trees there would certainly be no Hen Harriers.


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