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April 17, 2019
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Full brood at Bath

All four eggs have now hatched at Bath Peregrine nest, all seem healthy and the parents are busy feeding them. You can watch as they grow: Bath Peregrine live camera
April 14, 2019
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First Peregrine chick hatches at Bath

Exactly on schedule, if anything a day earlier than expected, the first chick has hatched at the Bath RC church Peregrine platform. We will be expecting the remaining chicks to hatch over the next few days to make up a full brood of 4. Feeding will begin now,…
April 12, 2019
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Sorrel returns to her nesting area in double-quick time

Hen Harrier Sorrel So, having left Ireland on 1 April and appearing to be working her way up through the Western Isles, Sorrel has once again arrived in the Scottish Highlands Region just in time for the sky-dancing and breeding season. Due to her tag’s…

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Email addresses at Hawk and Owl Trust

Apr 10, 2019 103
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Sorrel returns from her travels to Scotland

Apr 05, 2019 306
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Having left their shores on 1 April, Sorrel has broken a few hearts in Ireland. The hope…

Fylingdales Moor

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The Hawk and Owl Trust have managed Fylingdales Moor in North Yorkshire as a conservation…

Hawk and Owl Trust considered response to Natural England licences to control wild birds

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Recently we have seen a number of discussions and reactions relating to a Freedom of…

Norwich Cathedral Peregrine web camera - update February 2019

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The pair of Norwich Peregrines on the nest box.
The Norwich Cathedral webcam has a sound function which, although originally working, has…

News from Sculthorpe

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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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