Monthly Archives: January 2013

Grant Makes an Appearance at Strumpshaw Fen

2012 Norwich Cathedral Peregrine chick ‘Grant’ spotted at Strumpshaw Fen.

Grant practising his landing skills at the cathedral Richard Saxton
Grant practising his landing skills at the Cathedral © Richard Saxton

2012 Norwich Cathedral Peregrine chick ‘Grant’ was spotted at Strumpshaw Fen by one of  Norwich Cathedral Peregrine Project Observation Point volunteers.

They called HOT to let us know that they had spotted ‘Grant’ – the male of the two successfully fledged chicks hunting over Strumpshaw Fen.

Grant was positively identified by the  ring on his leg:

“He was hunting then sat in a dead tree for about 30 seconds, in front of me”.

The Hawk and Owl Trust Urban Peregrine Projects is looking for volunteers to help at the Norwich Cathedral Peregrine Project Observation Point.

If you’re interested, please call Leanne at the Sculthorpe Moor reserve on 01328 856 788 or sign up today at our dedicated web site:

Mushrooms Magic For Owls

Barn Owl Box at Monaghan Mushrooms As part of a Conservation Plan conducted to assess the environmental impact of the farm on the local area Sarah Chisholm, Quality Manager, of Monaghan Mushrooms at Whitley near Selby contacted Fylingdales Wildlife Ranger Chris Hansell with a view to obtaining a Barn Owl box and getting help on…

The Death of ‘Bowland Beth’

Internationally renowned film-make David Cobham reflects on the death of ‘Bowland Beth’ Bowland Beth, a first year female Hen Harrier has been shot and recovered from a Yorkshire grouse moor. I visited The Forest of Bowland in Lancashire towards the end of May in 2012 for a book I am writing on British Birds of…