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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 781
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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 946
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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 833
Barn Owl Update Sunday 23rd June 2019. 3 eggs hatched so far, and 3 remaining. The male…

Serendipity Garden Project

Jun 18, 2019 367
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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 826
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In south and eastern Britain last week the heavens opened, and it seemed like the rain…

Volunteers Week 2019

Jun 06, 2019 383
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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…

Bath Peregrines - update 18/05/2019

May 18, 2019 1269
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One of the female chicks left the nest, almost certainly accidentally, this morning. She…

61834211 10156224443750233 2603777812431110144 nToday, 7th June 2019, at about 20 minutes past midday the third, and final, chick fledged successfully from the Norwich Catherdral nesting platform.

The first chick, colour-ringed 'YS' fledged early, after getting caught in a gust of wind a week agom, but she found a safe place on the cathedral and has been practicing her flying there whilst being provisioned by her parents.

Despite much wing exercising, and encouragement from the parents, the remaining two chicks have remained resolutely in the box until this morning at just gone 5am. 

The chicks will stay around the cathedral for at least several weeks, learning the flying skills they will need to hunt and feed throughout their lives. The WatchPoint will remain open for another 3 weeks and the chicks around the building give plenty of opportunities for good viewing.