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September 17, 2019
Latest News Super User

New Wetland Area at Sculthorpe

The new wetland area is taking shaping. Photos: (C) Martin Hayward-Smith
August 06, 2019
Latest News Super User

Sculthorpe Moor Closure

The Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre will be CLOSED this SATURDAY 10 AUGUST from MIDDAY for a private function for our fabulous volunteers
July 02, 2019
Shot Marsh Harrier
Latest News Su Gough

Horror as rare Marsh Harrier shot next to Sculthorpe reserve

On 21 June a dog walker came across a critically injured male Marsh Harrier on the boundary of the Trust’s nature reserve at Sculthorpe Moor near Fakenham in Norfolk. Sadly, the finder was unable to get to the bird to rescue but did take a photograph which…

Fire brigade called to nest site - false alarm

Jul 02, 2019 783
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Last night the fire brigade were called to the Hawk and Owl Trust Peregrine nesting…

Bright future ahead as nationally important nature reserve more than triples in size.

Jun 24, 2019 948
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The ink is barely dry, but today Hawk and Owl Trust are celebrating watching the…

Barn Owl Live Update

Jun 23, 2019 834
Barn Owl Update Sunday 23rd June 2019. 3 eggs hatched so far, and 3 remaining. The male…

Serendipity Garden Project

Jun 18, 2019 369
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Just a few of our amazing volunteers busy with the 'Serendipity Gardening Project' at…

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

Jun 17, 2019 827
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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

Jun 07, 2019 1816
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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 384
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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 1079
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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 518
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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 691
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Bath Peregrines latest: Female TV fledged on the evening of 24 May 2019 and spent the…

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.