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October 01, 2019
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New Trust Chairman Appointed

Philip Merricks welcoming the new Trust Chairman – Henry Robinson Hawk and Owl Trust 50th Anniversary AGM was held the International Bird of Prey Centre on Sunday 29th September 2019. Philip Merricks, after two terms as Chairman, has now stood down and did…
September 17, 2019
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New Wetland Area at Sculthorpe

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

Horror as rare Marsh Harrier shot next to Sculthorpe reserve

Jul 02, 2019 2360
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On 21 June a dog walker came across a critically injured male Marsh Harrier on the…

Fire brigade called to nest site - false alarm

Jul 02, 2019 1223
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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 1030
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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 901
Barn Owl Update Sunday 23rd June 2019. 3 eggs hatched so far, and 3 remaining. The male…

Serendipity Garden Project

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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 988
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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 421
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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 1126
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At 10.40am this morning the first of the chicks at the Norwich cathedral Peregrine nest…

Bath Peregrines update - one chick fledges.

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Bath Peregrines latest: Female TV fledged on the evening of 24 May 2019 and spent the…

D76R81EXkAEAPxxBath Peregrine chick, colour-ringed ‘TX’, which left the nest box backwards on 18 May having ‘won’ a tug o’ war over a piece of food, was returned to the nest box yesterday. In the interim, she has been in the tender care of ICBP in Newent whose excellent work has brought her to full fitness for release.

Although uninjured, the decision was taken not to return TX on 18 May as there was a high probability that the disturbance could have caused other eyasses to leave the nest. TX appears to have been accepted readily back into the fold by parents and siblings alike.

This is another excellent result on the part of Jemima Parry-Jones and her team at Newent. We cannot thank ICBP enough for the sterling support, in the forms of advice, rehabilitation and pre-release conditioning which they have, and continue to provide to Bath Peregrines.

TX fledged from the nest shortly after and joined her siblings around the church. All four juveniles and both adults were 'on show' on St John's church yesterday evening.