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June 24, 2019
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Bright future ahead as nationally important nature reserve more than triples in size.

The ink is barely dry, but today Hawk and Owl Trust are celebrating watching the mid-summer sun rising over their new land area. They have ‘signed on the dotted line’ in the purchase of 150 acres of land surrounding their existing 45 acre Sculthorpe Moor…
June 23, 2019
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Barn Owl Live Update

Barn Owl Update Sunday 23rd June 2019. 3 eggs hatched so far, and 3 remaining. The male is now roosting in another box locally and continues to bring in a good supply of food.
June 18, 2019
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Serendipity Garden Project

Just a few of our amazing volunteers busy with the 'Serendipity Gardening Project' at Sculthorpe today. Yet another way we are reaching out to the community and helping others get involved with the amazing health-giving properties of being outside in the…

Wet weather affecting breeding season. In some places...

Jun 17, 2019 282
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In south and eastern Britain last week the heavens opened, and it seemed like the rain…

Norwich Peregrines: all 3 chicks fledge

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Today, 7th June 2019, at about 20 minutes past midday the third, and final, chick fledged…

Volunteers Week 2019

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What do a warm welcome, Barn Owls raising chicks in nest boxes, cleared ditches,…

First 2019 Peregrine chick at Norwich fledges.

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At 10.40am this morning the first of the chicks at the Norwich cathedral Peregrine nest…

Bath Peregrine chick 'TX' returned successfully.

Jun 01, 2019 303
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Bath Peregrine chick, colour-ringed ‘TX’, which left the nest box backwards on 18 May…

Bath Peregrines update - one chick fledges.

May 24, 2019 438
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Bath Peregrines latest: Female TV fledged on the evening of 24 May 2019 and spent the…

Bath Peregrines - update 18/05/2019

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One of the female chicks left the nest, almost certainly accidentally, this morning. She…

Norwich Peregrine chicks ringed

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Yesterday (13 May 2019) the three Peregrine chicks at Norwich cathedral were ringed by…

Full brood at Bath

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All four eggs have now hatched at Bath Peregrine nest, all seem healthy and the parents…

First Peregrine chick hatches at Bath

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Exactly on schedule, if anything a day earlier than expected, the first chick has hatched…

Hen Harrier

Having left their shores on 1 April, Sorrel has broken a few hearts in Ireland. The hope was that she would find a mate and stay to raise her second brood, but it seems she has other ideas. Since landing in Ireland on 29 October 2018 she had conducted an extensive tour of roost sites, and without the cooperation, assistance and field work of dedicated individuals from a wide range of raptor and Hen Harrier groups/organisations, and a number of private roost watchers, we wouldn’t have gained anywhere near the depth of insight into her visit to The Emerald Isle that we achieved. This was excellent team work across the length and breadth of Ireland, which was extremely gratifying to be involved with, particularly in these difficult times for Hen Harriers in the round.  Currently Sorrel appears to be exploring the Western Isles of Scotland and we have a suspicion she may be working her way up the Scottish Highland Region once again. However, with this bird there’s no telling; she’s just as likely to turn tail and head back across the water. As ever, we will continue to monitor Sorrel’s progress and report via this news page as and when it is considered appropriate.

The Hen Harrier Monitoring Team.