Red Goshawks caught and netted during nesting season

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Subject: Red Goshawks caught and netted during nesting season
From: "David Crawford" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2018 09:16:22 +1000

Hi  Mr. Debus


It might be fine for you to accuse some of the concerned  public as going off half-cocked about the latest Red Goshawk debacle but how can we be sure that it is not you also going off half-cocked with the information you provided. You talk about the valuable information received from the tracking research of Red Goshawks in the 80s , and that the data will be made public in due course for these current activities, surely sir 30 years should be enough time for the 80s results to be made public, it may have already been released but all we want is proof not just for the 80s but the current research, as we stand at the moment all we have is words. I agree that transmitters can fall off but I also believe that death is also possible if not likely and 1 death or failed nesting due to disturbance is 1 to many!!


Please help me understand, in the 80s certain research departments put trackers on 2 Red Goshawks and received “ invaluable data ” on movements territories and home range whilst breeding, then in 2015 a certain government department trap a female Red Goshawk and attached a tracker, the bird drops off the radar literally, they then trap one of this birds offspring  and attach a second tracker, they say that they were receiving invaluable data 12 months later. So here we are in 2018 /2019 an I believe if my information is correct under the guidance of yet another government department at least 4 other Red Goshawks were trapped and fitted with radio transmitters in 2018 with the promise of more of the same in 2019, if we already have this “ invaluable data ” Why Mr. Debus Why??


David Crawford



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