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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 281
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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

Jun 06, 2019 131
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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.

Jun 02, 2019 718
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
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
Bath Peregrines latest: Female TV fledged on the evening of 24 May 2019 and spent the…

Bath Peregrines - update 18/05/2019

May 18, 2019 836
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One of the female chicks left the nest, almost certainly accidentally, this morning. She…

Norwich Peregrine chicks ringed

May 14, 2019 1175
Yesterday (13 May 2019) the three Peregrine chicks at Norwich cathedral were ringed by…

Full brood at Bath

Apr 17, 2019 1435
All four eggs have now hatched at Bath Peregrine nest, all seem healthy and the parents…

First Peregrine chick hatches at Bath

Apr 14, 2019 1830
Exactly on schedule, if anything a day earlier than expected, the first chick has hatched…

Hen Harrier Satelitte Tagging Update

Since July 2016, we have been following the fortunes of a female Hen Harrier, named Sorrel, which was satellite-tagged as a nestling on the Scottish borders, north-east of Carlisle. Sorrel has proved adventurous, visiting many parts of the country and showing a tendency to explore.

On fledging, Sorrel first headed north into the Scottish lowlands. Since then she has overwintered twice in SW Scotland, visited the Highland Region twice, and during spring 2018’s visit she bred and successfully fledged three young.  After her young left the nest Sorrel headed south and spent a couple of days within 50m of the nest site from which she herself had fledged.  She then headed for SW Scotland where it was thought she would overwinter again but, instead, she first headed to the Isle of Man where she spent a couple of days on the Calf before heading west to begin the Irish element of her tour.

It is rare, but not unknown for a GB mainland Hen Harrier to find its way over the water and Sorrel’s travels have come to the attention of RTÉ, the national public service broadcaster of Ireland, who are running a piece on Sorrel without disclosing her exact whereabouts – she seems to be becoming a famous traveller!

It will be very interesting to see where she travels to next, and where she chooses to settle this spring to breed, which we very much hope she will do successfully.

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