HEN HARRIER HELP
Police and the RSPB are appealing for information following the disappearance of three protected, satellite-tagged Hen Harriers in Scotland and Cumbria. A Hen Harrier named Saorsa suddenly ceased sending transmissions in February 2018 while located in the Angus Glens, Scotland; a male bird, named Blue, then raised concerns in March when his tag suddenly and inexplicably cut out near Longsleddale, South Lanarkshire, and in the same month, a tagged bird named Finn (after young conservationist Findlay Wilde) vanished near Moffat, Scotland. Finn was tagged as a chick in 2016 from a nest in Northumberland. RSPB Investigations staff conducted a search for all three, but no tags or bodies were found. Where tagged Hen Harriers have died of natural causes in the past, the tags and bodies have generally been recovered. Cumbria Police and Police Scotland are making local enquiries.