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Yearly Archives: 2012

Late Harriers Return to Sculthorpe

Weather Delays Marsh Harrier Broods Marsh harriers can be seen for the eighth successive year at Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve, near Fakenham, North Norfolk, but the breeding season has been dramatically delayed by appalling weather. Hawk and Owl Trust Conservation Officer Nigel Middleton is confident that there are at least two active nests. One…

Two Chicks for Bath Peregrines

7th Successive Brood at Church Nest Platform Conservationists in Bath have welcomed the next generation of peregrines to hatch on the Hawk and Owl Trust’s well established nesting platform on the spire of St John’s RC Church. The first egg successfully hatched on 1 May 2011 when one chick was observed as the female left…

Community Views Shape Avalon Marshes Centre

Local Consultation Planned for Venture Plans for a new visitor centre for the Avalon Marshes, which include the Trust’s Shapwick Moor reserve, will be developed with strong local input following the award of £37,000 from The Local Action for Rural Communities fund in the Somerset Levels and Moors, managed by Somerset County Council. The Avalon…

£2.5 Million for Avalon Marshes

Trust Reserve Forms Part of Lottery-Funded Landscape The Avalon Marshes in Somerset, which include the Trust’s Shapwick Moor reserve, have been awarded £1,772,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). This will secure further local income to raise a total of £2.5 million to be invested in landscape, heritage and training projects which celebrate the area’s…

Norwich Peregrines Lay Egg

2012 Breeding Confirmed on Norwich Cathedral Spire The peregrine falcons using the nesting platform installed by the Hawk and Owl Trust on the spire of Norwich Cathedral have laid their first egg of the season. A male peregrine first appeared at the Cathedral a few years ago and was then joined by a female. The…