Following an article in The Times referring to licensing the culling of Ravens in Berkshire, we contacted Natural England to find out what was going on. Their full reply can be seen here. In summary, Natural England say that newspaper reports were erroneous, that there has been no increase in licensing to kill Ravens and that there is only one license, involving three farms, active in England in 2018. We understand that the current license refers to a farm in Hampshire and that there are none involving Berkshire.
Though increasing in number, Ravens are still rare breeding birds in Berkshire and we would be very concerned if measures were taken to destroy this iconic corvid.