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January 17, 2020
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Tree Planting at Shapwick Moor

Tree planting in progress at Shapwick Moor this through the generous donation of a local member. This member has now donated a considerable sum towards improving the biodiversity of the reserve including trees & drainage gutter cutting in fields. The Alder…
January 16, 2020
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Sculthorpe Moor Closed

We are sorry but Sculthorpe will be closed on until Monday 20th January due to 2 - 3 feet of water over nearly the entire site due to the water being held back by the mainly by the Fakenham bypass.
January 14, 2020
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Work for the Hawk and Owl Trust

We are now advertising for a Assistant Peregrine Officer for the 2020 season at the Norwich Cathedral watchpoint. Please click on the link for further information

Sculthorpe Moor - update 27th December

Dec 26, 2019 235
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Sculthorpe is open 8-4 today. Last entry 3pm.

Chris Sperring Live from Norway

Dec 26, 2019 112
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Chris Sperring was live from Trysil in Norway, listen to the the post. Note link works…

Sculthorpe Moor Update 23/12/2019

Dec 23, 2019 264
Sculthorpe Update. Closed 24th & 25th December. Flood waters are going down, slowly! It…

Sculthorpe Moor

Dec 17, 2019 189
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Please be advised the Sulthorpe Moor reserve and visitors centre will be closed on…

Work for the Trust

Nov 05, 2019 469
We are now looking to recruit Editor for Trust publications - part time Social Media and…

New Trust Chairman Appointed

Oct 01, 2019 659
Philip Merricks welcoming the new Trust Chairman – Henry Robinson Hawk and Owl Trust 50th…

New Wetland Area at Sculthorpe

Sep 17, 2019 701
The new wetland area is taking shaping. Photos: (C) Martin Hayward-Smith

Sculthorpe Moor Closure

Aug 06, 2019 969
The Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre will be CLOSED this SATURDAY 10…

Horror as rare Marsh Harrier shot next to Sculthorpe reserve

Jul 02, 2019 2867
Shot Marsh Harrier
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 1688
Last night the fire brigade were called to the Hawk and Owl Trust Peregrine nesting…

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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