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November 05, 2019
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Work for the Trust

We are now looking to recruit Editor for Trust publications - part time Social Media and Web Marketing Officer – part time Please see https://hawkandowltrust.org/about-us/jobs for details and how to make an application.
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

Sculthorpe Moor Closure

Aug 06, 2019 837
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 2730
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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 1575
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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 1298
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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 1070
Barn Owl Update Sunday 23rd June 2019. 3 eggs hatched so far, and 3 remaining. The male…

Serendipity Garden Project

Jun 18, 2019 529
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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 1312
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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

Jun 07, 2019 2067
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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 544
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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 1267
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At 10.40am this morning the first of the chicks at the Norwich cathedral Peregrine nest…

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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