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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…
March 20, 2020
Latest News Super User

Bath Peregrines 4th Egg

The Bath Peregrines falcon laid her fourth egg of the 2020 season at 12:02 today, 20 March.
March 18, 2020
Latest News Laura Wharton

Coronavirus Update - Reserves Remain open 18/3/20

Coronavirus update from the Hawk and Owl Trust 18/3/20 ⭐We are open!⭐Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve and Shapwick Moor Nature Reserve remain open. Our reserves are to remain open to visitors until further notice. We are operating with reduced numbers of staff…

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

Mar 17, 2020 441
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 517
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 648
The first Bath Peregrines egg of the season was laid on Friday (13/3/20). Hamish Smith-…

Join us at the Norfolk Festival of Nature!

Mar 11, 2020 239
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 432
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 473
In 2019 the first egg from the breeding pair had already been laid. Today the Bath…

Sculthorpe Update: Victor’s Hide is Open!

Mar 10, 2020 316
Sculthorpe volunteers have finished repair work on the boardwalk and fencing leading up…

Gardening Group Plant 1250 Hedge Plants!

Mar 04, 2020 370
Over the past 6 weeks Sculthorpe’s gardening group volunteers have been tirelessly…

New Access Track Under Construction

Mar 04, 2020 322
The new track is being created in the meadow area of the reserve allowing for access to…

At the end of 2019, just before Christmas, the RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre approached the Hawk and Owl Trust to see if they could help with five juvenile rescue Barn Owls which they had rescued and rehabilitated earlier in the year. 

They asked if we would help prepare the locally hatched youngsters for release and we agreed to have them. The Barn Owls were housed in our new seclusion and flight aviary at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve in Norfolk (which was generously funded by a local husband and wife). Over the next few weeks, the owls were supplementary fed in the aviary to get them used to their surroundings. At the beginning of March, the Trust removed the front of the seclusion aviary and the birds were released.

Since their release, the birds have been able to come and go freely. Three of the Barn Owls have remained at the reserve. The birds can be spotted hunting locally over Sculthorpe Moor.

The RSPCA have thanked us for our help and support returning the Owls to the wild where they should be.