Mr McMorn, of Ancroft Town Farm who managed six pheasant shoots on 11 farms in Northumberland, claimed the buzzards
were causing serious damage and had made his business unviable.
He said that, although in the past buzzards
had been rare, they were a success story of conservation and not now considered to be rare at all.
He said: "The buzzard
was brought in and I examined it and it didn't have any broken wings of limbs and it wasn't starved or anything.
OFFICIALS have licensed the destruction of buzzard
nests and eggs to protect a pheasant shoot, a freedom of information request has revealed.
But Neil says buzzards
are a conservation success story because less than 20 years ago there were worries about local populations.
FLYING HIGH: a buzzard
in the Warwickshire countryside
BIRD experts aim to shed light on the secret life of the elusive honey buzzard
in the forests of South Wales.
One of them was employed in May last year and witnessed Mr Burden shooting a number of buzzards
and attempting to shoot a number of buzzards
WILD THING: One of the buzzard
nestlings Picture: ANDREW TEEBAY; CHOPPED: Knowsley Rangers James McDonnell, David Smith and Kevin Bushell assess the damage; SANCTUARY: The buzzard
nest in the tree
"We keep seeing a pair of buzzards
in Newton, near West Kirby, where I live," she explains.
The 1970 wrestlers realized rather quickly things were going to be different under Buzzards
But the decision has come too late for 49-year-old Mr McMorn of Ancroft Town Farm, whose livelihood has already been ruined because he could not control the buzzards
A year ago Defra halted plans to spend up to PS375,000 researching ways to keep buzzards
from targeting captive-reared pheasants following a public outcry.