How to encourage hen harriers to breed on your grouse moor, Angus Glens style

bangers 2 - CopyBack in June we blogged about a ‘Scarey Man Birdscarer’ that had been filmed on a grouse moor in the Angus Glens (see here).

Here’s another one, filmed approximately a mile away from the first one, also in June. (Thanks to the contributor who sent these videos).

And just in case these weren’t enough to scare off any prospecting hen harriers (or any other ground-nesting birds for that matter), here’s another set of banger ropes found hanging on a gatepost on the same estate. We’ve blogged about how these work here.

It’s easy to see why hen harriers haven’t nested on grouse moors in the Angus Glens since 2006.

Meanwhile, the Angus Glens Moorland Group has been playing host to some visiting MSPs…more on that shortly…


3 Responses to “How to encourage hen harriers to breed on your grouse moor, Angus Glens style”

  1. July 20, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Is there a photo of the warning sign?

  2. 2 Mr Carbo.
    July 21, 2016 at 12:07 am

    There is no warning sign but it does say on each banger ” if found place in a bucket of water for 24 hours ” !!!

  3. July 21, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Here is a banger rope detonating. Good luck to anyone who gets too close! https://youtu.be/e8VxWUfKpRA

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