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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.

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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…

Ring tail Harrier 5

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 pre-set charge/transmit cycle, and a consequent recharging dead-data patch, we are unsighted on whether or not Sorrel arrived after a quick visit to her natal area in the Scottish Borders as she did last year.  However, logic dictates that as she was heading up the west coast she went direct; we’ll never know.  Interestingly, last year [as a singleton we assume] on 15 April she headed to the extreme north of Scotland before immediately doubling back and settling in the Highlands on 18 April.  This year [again, assumed to be as a singleton] she has reached the Highlands area on 11 April; an absolutely amazing creature.  Now, as current practice dictates, for the ‘Ts and Cs’: We have the support of reliable and committed roost and nest watchers on the ground in the area over which Sorrel is currently ranging, so as ever we will continue to monitor Sorrel’s progress and report via this news page as and when it is considered appropriate.  Please be patient with us during this extremely important time of the year for this species.

The Hen Harrier Monitoring Team.