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July 22, 2021
Latest News Laura Wharton

Partridge Project Update: The Release

The Partridges have been released into their next stage of life on the Sculthorpe Reserve! Lilly Dollman Project Co-Ordinator releases the Partridges into their new meadow pen. The native species of English Partridge have been relocated from ‘Partridge…
July 20, 2021
Latest News Laura Wharton

Changing Landscapes Trail Launches at Sculthorpe Moor!

A new trail has been launched at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve. Volunteers preparing the beautiful paintings for display in our hides The Changing Landscapes trail reflects on birds, the history of raptor conservation and highlights how the Hawk and Owl…
July 15, 2021
Latest News Laura Wharton

Shapwick Reserve Summer Update

Simon Beard provides a Summer update from the Hawk and Owl Trust’s Shapwick Reserve The wet weather this year has set timings back by about two weeks. Wildflowers on the Shapwick Reserve are behind meaning a knock-on effect for some of the important June…

Meet the Team - Simon Beard

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Simon Beard is the Community Manager at Shapwick Moor Nature Reserve Can you tell us…
Over the weekend (between the 19th - 21st June 2021) 11 out of the 12 incubating Partridge eggs at the Sculthorpe Moor Reserve hatched successfully.
 
Out of the 11 hatched eggs, there are 9 healthy live chicks. These birds have been relocated from their incubation pod to a purpose-built structure dubbed 'Partridge Palace'.

The Palace has all the mod cons that the juvenile birds could need. Warmth, water, food and space to grow, and is checked on regularly by members of the Sculthorpe team. 
 
From there the birds will spend some time in a large outdoor pen to get them acclimatised to their new outside setting. Once ready the birds will be released onto one of Sculthorpe’s meadows.


Amazing footage of a chick hatching was shared with participating local primary schools
 
A huge thanks to the project coordinator Lilly Dollman who has spent great time and effort in organising and overseeing this educational project.
To read more about this project please see the first instalment of our Partridge Project write up: https://hawkandowltrust.org/item/467-sculthorpes-partridge-project
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