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April 04, 2020
Latest News Laura Wharton

Nigel Middleton YouTube Update on Sculthorpe Moor

Nigel Middelton updates us on life at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve during this, our second week of lockdown. Although we humans must adjust to a change in lifestyle, for the flora and fauna at the reserve it’s business as usual! Once we are all safely out…
April 04, 2020
Latest News Laura Wharton

Lockdown Wildlife Encounters

What a whirlwind of events! We’re almost two weeks into lockdown here at the Hawk and Owl Trust. All of our staff and volunteers are missing life at the Trust, be it on the reserves, out on the road, or behind the scenes. We’ve had many kind words from our…
March 20, 2020
Latest News Laura Wharton

Two New Ponds for Shapwick Moor!

The excavation of two ponds is progressing well on Shapwick Moor Nature Reserve. After a very wet winter, volunteers at Shapwick have finally been able to excavate 2 new ponds on the reserve. The funding for these came from a national scheme run by Natural…

Bath Peregrines 4th Egg

Mar 20, 2020 599
The Bath Peregrines falcon laid her fourth egg of the 2020 season at 12:02 today, 20…

Coronavirus Update - Reserves Remain open 18/3/20

Mar 18, 2020 327
Coronavirus update from the Hawk and Owl Trust 18/3/20 ⭐We are open!⭐Sculthorpe Moor…

Coronavirus Update - Hawk and Owl Trust Reserves, Events and Activities

Mar 17, 2020 525
Reserves and Events Update: After to last nights (16/3/20) Coronavirus updates we would…

The First Norwich Peregrines Egg of 2020!

Mar 16, 2020 696
The first Norwich Peregrine egg of the season is here! The Falcon laid the egg at 16…

The First Bath Peregrines Egg of 2020!

Mar 14, 2020 730
The first Bath Peregrines egg of the season was laid on Friday (13/3/20). Hamish Smith-…

Barn Owls Rehabilitated at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve

Mar 13, 2020 507
At the end of 2019, just before Christmas, the RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre…

Join us at the Norfolk Festival of Nature!

Mar 11, 2020 250
The Hawk and Owl Trust will be located at The Forum, Norwich on the 15th March for the…

Norwich Peregrine Live Camera - Offline 16/3/20

Mar 11, 2020 451
From Monday 16th March 2020 the Norwich live Peregrine camera will be offline. The…

Bath Peregrines Countdown for First Egg of 2020

Mar 11, 2020 540
In 2019 the first egg from the breeding pair had already been laid. Today the Bath…

After a successfully 2019 breeding season with all four eggs being hatched and the young fledged (with a few interventions and one trip to the International Centre for Birds of Prey hospital being required), the young stayed around for a number of months learning their ‘trade’. They have for the most part left the immediate area, but can be seen returning to St John’s occasionally.  It looks as if we currently have the same breeding pair, and from what I’ve seen they’re both in pretty good condition.

On Saturday 23/11 we cleaned and surveyed the nest box, and installed fresh gravel; clean bill of health for another year.

Within a couple of hours of us completing the clean-up, tiercel AA came in to examine his nest……..

…..and shortly afterwards he entered the nest box, gave it a good check out, conducted a preliminary scrape, and set about calling to his mate to show her what a good nest he has for her in 2020.

This is about the same time bonding behaviour was first witnessed last year and bodes well for the forthcoming breeding season.

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