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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 272
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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 128
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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 298
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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 436
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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

Apr 14, 2019 1824
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Exactly on schedule, if anything a day earlier than expected, the first chick has hatched…

Sorrel returns to her nesting area in double-quick time

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Hen Harrier Sorrel So, having left Ireland on 1 April and appearing to be working her way…

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.