Wight Squirrel Project Newsletter – Autumn 2019

White Tailed Eagle & Buzzards

Quite rightly, a lot of people are concerned about the introduction of White Tailed Eagles to the Isle of Wight. Helen is dubious about the re-introduction, although it’s very unlikely they will have a significant impact on red squirrels. As species are under stress thanks to human activities, a top predator is not going to help our wildlife. Farmers are also very concerned as the birds take lambs. Eyewitness reports of buzzards taking red squirrels are still coming in and one gentleman took this picture of a tail from a freshly caught red squirrel. It seems this is all the buzzard leaves. It’s nature but not at all helpful to the red squirrel cause!

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