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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…

H&OT group joy at Asda 'bags for tokens' success

Apr 12, 2019 238
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Congratualtions to our colleagues in the East Midlands Hawk and Owl Trust Group! They…

Email addresses at Hawk and Owl Trust

Apr 10, 2019 105
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***We are currently having to change our email accounts and there may be disruption*** In…

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

Apr 01, 2019 3841
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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

Mar 07, 2019 414
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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…

Hen Harrier Satelitte Tagging Update

Feb 16, 2018 383
Hen Harrier Satelitte Tagging Update Since July 2016, we have been following the fortunes…

Fen Appeal - News February 2019

We recently heard the wonderful news that we successfully passed the second stage of a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) application, releasing the necessary funds to allow purchase of the land surrounding our reserve at Sculthorpe, in Norfolk and to begin the on-going development and maintenance of the area as a nature reserve and community project.

Sculthorpe Fen, as the new area is known, has a long and very varied history and a rich wildlife. The Hawk and Owl Trust has maintained the Fen for the current landowners for a number of years, but the potential for wildlife will never be fulfilled whilst the area remains in use as agricultural land. Purchase of the land will ensure long-term access to the existing Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve, essential for ongoing management of this award-winning reserve and will allow dedicated management of the fen area, for the benefit of all wildlife, from plants and algae up to birds of prey.

Access for all is, and always has been, an essential part of what makes the reserve special. This project contains a large element of allowing everyone, no matter what their mobility and abilities, to enjoy and learn from the wildlife and countryside around them. The National Lottery funding is an essential part of bringing this vision to reality, and we are immensely heartened by their support for the Sculthorpe Fen project and we look forward to now being able to go ahead and developing the project with HLF alongside us. 

The extension and development of the reserve has been a long time coming, but desperately hoped for. Sculthorpe is an oasis in the midst of intensive agriculture and the huge and diverse wildlife to be found here bears testament to how important for wildlife it is – and what effect the larger area will have on the biodiversity in this part of Norfolk. The local community has always been at the heart of Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve and this National Lottery grant will enable us to significantly increase the size and impact of the reserve, providing a place for the community to experience nature and to get involved, as so many already do, with a wealth of volunteering opportunities.