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July 01, 2020
Latest News Laura Wharton

Gyr / Saker Falcon Reunited with Owner (over 125 miles from home!)

Gyr / Saker Falcon Reunited with Owner (over 125 miles from home!) The Hawk and Owl Trust were called out to the Robertson Barracks in Norfolk after an unusual bird of prey was spotted loose on site. Robertson Barracks is the current home of 1st The Queen's…
June 12, 2020
Latest News Laura Wharton

A walk in the past at Shapwick Moor

This week Simon Beard, representing Hawk & Owl at the Shapwick Moor Reserve, met with Julie Merrett of Natural England and Holly & Bev Whitcombe. [Pictured] Close to the Barbera Handley Hide on the reserve there are a few interesting signs of buildings that…
June 08, 2020
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Sculthorpe Re-Opening Monday 15th June

We are re-opening from Monday 15th June The reserve is open seven days per week, 8 am – 4 pm. Last entry is 3 pm To work safer together, we are limiting access to the hides—one person per window. During busy times, please respect other users who may also want…

It's Volunteer Week at Sculthorpe Moor

Jun 03, 2020 597
We’re delighted to start welcoming familiar faces back on to the Sculthorpe Reserve this…

Sculthorpe Reserve Slips into Summer

May 19, 2020 783
Sculthorpe Moor is slipping into the warmer summer months. Spring shows of bluebells and…

Covid 19 - Update

May 13, 2020 765
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Update on the 13th May. The Trust welcomes the government’s announcement this week to…

Lockdown life continues at the Hawk and Owl Trust

May 10, 2020 935
With a skeleton crew at our reserves and project sites, social distancing measurements in…

Hamish Smith on the Bath Peregrines

Apr 26, 2020 1087
Since 2006 a total of 38 peregrines have fledged successfully from the Bath Peregrines…

Bath Peregrine Update: The First Chick of 2020 is Here!

Apr 21, 2020 2767
The first Bath Peregrines chick of 2020 is here! Hamish Smith has been keeping a close…

Essential Lockdown Viewing

Apr 05, 2020 2005
Keep an eye on the Hawk and Owl Trusts live cams! Whilst hunkered down safely in your…

Nigel Middleton YouTube Update on Sculthorpe Moor

Apr 04, 2020 794
Nigel Middelton updates us on life at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve during this, our…

Lockdown Wildlife Encounters

Apr 04, 2020 936
What a whirlwind of events! We’re almost two weeks into lockdown here at the Hawk and Owl…

Two New Ponds for Shapwick Moor!

Mar 20, 2020 722
The excavation of two ponds is progressing well on Shapwick Moor Nature Reserve. After a…

An update from Simon Beard at our Shapwick Reserve in the South West. After years of trying the reserve has successfully grown Yellow Rattle which is currently in flower!

Simon updates us with the good news: 

‘Last year volunteers collected seeds of Yellow Rattle plants from our neighbour's fields at Shapwick Heath National Nature reserve. These were sown in prepared beds in several of our ungrazed fields. 

This plant species is semi-parasitic on several grass species and reduces the vigour of grass growth encouraging the return of more diverse flower-rich meadows. Sadly Yellow Rattle can be difficult to establish and we have tried several techniques over the years including green hay and direct planting, all of which have failed. However this year, the seeds have germinated in our prepared areas and have now started flowering. Hopefully, these will increase in number in the coming years.’