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February 12, 2020
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An Illustrated Talk with Zoe Smith - Braintree Wildlife Group

Braintree Wildlife Group are hosting an illustrated talk with Zoe Smith our Urban Peregrine Project Officer on the 18th February 2020 at St.Andrews Church Hall in Halstead. Entry is £3 donation on the door, no booking required! More information on this…
February 10, 2020
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Sculthorpe Moor - Monday 10th February

Monday 10th February. We are sorry, but Sculthorpe Moor will be shut all day. We have two trees down across the entrance lane, normal service should be resumed on Tuesday 11th.
February 09, 2020
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Sunday 9th February - Sculthorpe Moor

We are sorry due to the high winds Sculthorpe Moor will be shut today.

Events Update: Beginner and Intermediate Photography Courses at Sculthorpe

Feb 04, 2020 153
Join reputable wildlife photographer Steve Norris for beginner and intermediate day…

Events update: Peregrine Watchpoint Training Sessions

Feb 04, 2020 162
The 2020 Peregrine Watchpoint training sessions have been confirmed. These sessions have…

Kestrel Highways Project Update

Feb 03, 2020 134
Last week volunteers replaced some of the Kestrel boxes at Worston House in Highbridge.…

Job Vacancy: Norfolk Urban Peregrines Project Assistant

Jan 28, 2020 901
We're currently recruiting for a Peregrines Project Assistant. The aim of the post is to…

Waxwing at Sculthorpe!

Jan 28, 2020 333
It has been an exciting week at Sculthorpe as a beautiful guest visitor decided to stop…

Sculthorpe Moor Open

Jan 21, 2020 320
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Thank you to everyone for the support shown during the recent flooding. We are now open…

Tree Planting at Shapwick Moor

Jan 17, 2020 175
Tree planting in progress at Shapwick Moor this through the generous donation of a local…

Sculthorpe Moor Closed

Jan 16, 2020 437
We are sorry but Sculthorpe will be closed on until Monday 20th January due to 2 - 3 feet…

Work for the Hawk and Owl Trust

Jan 14, 2020 325
We are now advertising for a Assistant Peregrine Officer for the 2020 season at the…

Sculthorpe Moor - update 27th December

Dec 26, 2019 358
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Sculthorpe is open 8-4 today. Last entry 3pm.

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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