Songwriter & falconer Holly Lamar faces 30 charges after TWRA raids her Wing Blade Falconry

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56-year-old Grammy nominee Mary Holladay “Holly” Lamar was booked this week on 30 wildlife-related charges after agents from the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA), stemming from a search conducted in August of this year, during which 13 birds of prey were seized from her falconry, Wing Blade Falconry, in Whites Creek. The raid happened shortly after she was featured in a Main Street Nashville story. In 2018, Lamar was charged and convicted in England for owning unregistered falcons and for having a dead falcon in her freezer, which was “half-eaten with its leg cut off.” She is banned from owning falcons or birds of prey in the UK. A search of her iPhone also revealed that Lamar stated someone was trying to blackmail her for a refund because she brought out a barn owl during a paid show.

Lamar is a songwriter, co-writing “Breathe”, a number-one single by Faith Hill. Her songs have also been recorded by Sara Evans, Wynonna Judd, Lonestar, Tim McGraw, Jo Dee Messina, and Jessica Simpson.

Mary Lamar (MNPD)
Mary Lamar (MNPD)

A summary of the charges:

  • Purchased a Peregrine Falcon on 03/25/22 but did not report it until 04/01/22
  • She was over the possession limit (5) of Raptors allowed for a Master Class permittee x7 counts
  • Purchased a Peregrine Falcon on 03/25/22 but did not document it
  • A mews (falcon’s birdhouse) had a dry water bowl inside
  • A deceased Peregrine Falcon was in a freezer
  • Purchased 2 Hybrid Falcons on 12/02/21 but did not report it to the state
  • Frozen Falcon’s death was not reported; located in a freezer
  • Purchased an Aplomado Falcon on 03/12/22 but did not report it to the state
  • Purchased a Peregrine Falcon on 03/25/22 but did not report it
  • Purchased an Aplomado Falcon on 03/25/22 but did not report it to the state
  • Purchased a Barn Owl on 05/13/22 but did not report it until 05/31
  • Sold a Harris Hawk to an individual. Submitted the form to the state was for a different bird.
  • An Augur Buzzard did not have a U.S. Fish & Wildlife identification tag
  • Purchased an Aplomado Falcon on 03/25/22 but did not report it until 04/01
  • Purchased a Peregrine Falcon on 03/25/22 but did not report it until 04/01
  • Purchased an Aplomado Falcon on 03/12/22 but did not report it to the state until 06/20
  • Purchased a Barn Owl on 05/13/22 but did not report it to the state
  • Purchased a Peregrine Falcon on 03/25/22 but did not report it until 04/01
  • Sold a Harris Hawk on 07/17/22 but did not report it until 07/25/22
  • Acquired a Hybrid Falcon on 11/30/21 and did not notify the state when it escaped
  • A mews (falcon’s birdhouse) had a dry water bowl and decaying food matter inside
  • A mews (falcon’s birdhouse) had a dry water bowl with spiderwebs and decaying food matter

Mary Holladay “Holly” Lamar was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on December 5th, charged with 27 counts of Fish & Wildlife Rule/Regulations violation, 3 counts of wildlife house/transportation violations, and a wildlife permit violation. She is scheduled to appear in court in January.

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  1. DDDDDuane

    She has a bird rescue and ZOG government scum is arresting her for BULLSH!T to destroy her because she’s White….

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