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April 17, 2019
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Full brood at Bath

All four eggs have now hatched at Bath Peregrine nest, all seem healthy and the parents are busy feeding them. You can watch as they grow: Bath Peregrine live camera
April 14, 2019
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First Peregrine chick hatches at Bath

Exactly on schedule, if anything a day earlier than expected, the first chick has hatched at the Bath RC church Peregrine platform. We will be expecting the remaining chicks to hatch over the next few days to make up a full brood of 4. Feeding will begin now,…
April 12, 2019
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Sorrel returns to her nesting area in double-quick time

Hen Harrier Sorrel So, having left Ireland on 1 April and appearing to be working her way up through the Western Isles, Sorrel has once again arrived in the Scottish Highlands Region just in time for the sky-dancing and breeding season. Due to her tag’s…

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Apr 12, 2019 238
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Congratualtions to our colleagues in the East Midlands Hawk and Owl Trust Group! They…

Email addresses at Hawk and Owl Trust

Apr 10, 2019 105
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Sorrel returns from her travels to Scotland

Apr 05, 2019 308
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Having left their shores on 1 April, Sorrel has broken a few hearts in Ireland. The hope…

Fylingdales Moor

Apr 01, 2019 3843
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The Hawk and Owl Trust have managed Fylingdales Moor in North Yorkshire as a conservation…

Hawk and Owl Trust considered response to Natural England licences to control wild birds

Mar 07, 2019 415
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Recently we have seen a number of discussions and reactions relating to a Freedom of…

News from Sculthorpe

Feb 16, 2018 508
Fen Appeal - News February 2019 We recently heard the wonderful news that we successfully…

Hen Harrier Satelitte Tagging Update

Feb 16, 2018 383
Hen Harrier Satelitte Tagging Update Since July 2016, we have been following the fortunes…
The pair of Norwich Peregrines on the nest box. The pair of Norwich Peregrines on the nest box. Camera grab. Copyright Hawk and Owl Trust

The Norwich Cathedral webcam has a sound function which, although originally working, has not worked since shortly after the camera was installed. On Wednesday 6 February, Hawk and Owl Trust accessed the camera to attempt to solve this problem. This revealed that while the camera itself is fully functioning, the aged infrastructure and wiring of the system as a whole has deteriorated greatly. Working afterwards with the software company that developed the camera we discovered that sound will not be an option until such times as the camera, wiring and infrastructure are completely replaced. A major and extremely expensive job, with significant disturbance implications for the birds.

Although having sound increases the enjoyment for followers of the nest camera, it adds nothing to the scientific reason the camera is there and is not necessary for that. Indeed, most nest cameras (including the other Hawk and Owl Trust one at Bath) do not have a sound function. As it is not a priority, or necessity, for the Trust’s work this remedial work will not be carried out until it becomes a necessity and then only at a suitable time outside of the breeding season.

Please bear in mind that physically accessing the camera system is not easy or straightforward, and the presence of anybody near the nest platform cannot fail to disturb the Peregrines. At this point in the breeding season we will not be investigating the system any further.

We hope that despite this you continue to thoroughly enjoy the stunning high definition video feed from the Norwich cathedral pair, and we are all waiting with bated breath for the start of the 2019 nesting attempt.