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Yearly Archives: 2012

Norwich Peregrine Chicks Ringed

ID for Youngsters on Cathedral Spire Nest Platform 21 May 2012 | The three peregrine chicks at the Hawk and Owl Trust’s nest platform on Norwich Cathedral spire have had unique rings fitted so the individuals can be identified in future when they are free flying. Two, one female and one male, were also fitted…Continue Reading

Eyes Peeled for Marsh Harriers in Dispersal Study

Look Out for Bright Green Wing Tags May 2012 | Three young Norfolk marsh harriers are helping settle the mystery of what happens to the species after they disperse for winter. Two males and a female specially tagged at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve last summer have been sighted in the East of England, mainly in…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

£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…Continue Reading