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HOT announces the three lucky winners of the Summer Raffle!

Congratulations to the three ladies below for owning the winning tickets in our summer raffle and thank you for supporting us!

1st Prize of £500 – Mrs Angie F of Bristol

2nd Prize of £200 – Miss Sheila P of Kent

3rd Prize of £100 – Mrs Valerie W of Wilts

The 1st and 3rd prize winners purchased their tickets online and the 2nd prize winner by paper ticket.

As most of you will know, we trialled an online version of the raffle this time to see if it would be successful – and it was! Online raffles are a lot less expensive to run than having lots of paper tickets printed and having to post them out to everyone.  This means that more of the money raised through this method of fundraising can be spent on birds of prey rather than printing and postage. We think you agree as many of you choose to buy your tickets online this time.

Based on the results of the summer raffle, we are going to run a completely online raffle for this Christmas and will launch the sign up page shortly.

Don’t worry if you do not like purchasing things online, we are more than happy to take payment over the telephone and put your numbers in the draw. Just call one of our team at Head Office and they will be delighted to provide you with raffle numbers this way. Call us on 0844 984 2824 or email enquiries@hawkandowl.org

Good luck!

 

 

300 Club draw

The Friends of Sculthorpe Moor 300 Club is a lottery draw that raises funds for the conservation and educational work on the Reserve. There are four draws a year, the latest of which took place on Friday 13th June. With 168 tickets in the draw, the prize fund was £630. 1st prize £315, to Mrs.Continue Reading

Reserve Rangers summer challenge launched

  Young people visiting Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve this summer can take part in a fun summer challenge which involves lots of things to do and look out for on the reserve. Children need to collect their Reserve Rangers card from the visitor centre the first time they visit and bring it with themContinue Reading

Latest News From North Somerset and Bristol Group

NEWSLETTER – July 2014 Yet again we were lucky with the weather for our walk through the reserves belonging to Backwell Environment Trust. The reserves were looking lovely and the sharp eyed amongst the group spotted a corncockle flower, a first for the reserve, and a Spotted Flycatcher and its nest in the top ofContinue Reading

Vet Examination Confirms Norwich Peregrine Death a Collision Accident

Grove Veterinary Practise in Fakenham, having examined the body of YT, the fourth and final peregrine chick to fledge from the nest box at Norwich Cathedral and who was found dead in the Cathedral grounds. Grove have reported that there is a crack in one of the neck bones of the bird. This suggests, asContinue Reading

Shapwick Moor becomes a Penal Colony – for a day!

On Tuesday  3rd  June,60 pupils from nearby St Benedict’s School in Glastonbury visited Shapwick Moor as part of their literacy studies.  They have been studying the book ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar in which pupils are made to dig holes to atone for their past poor behaviour.  The accompanying school staff took on the  role asContinue Reading

Promising Signs As Our Teams Start Checking Nest Boxes

Our various project teams have been out and working their way round our nest box projects checking the nesting results and ringing the chicks.  Our South West Barn Owl Project and the Kestrel Highways Projects are reporting good results so far.

The ‘Bath One’ is Ringed and Unhatched Eggs Taken For Analysis

The only peregrine chick to hatch at St John’s church in Bath this year was ringed on 29 May, and from the bio measurements recorded it is believed that it is a female. She now carries a BTO ring on her right leg and a blue ring from Ed Drewitt’s ringing and monitoring programme, callContinue Reading

First Peregrine Chick of 2014 Hatches on St John’s Church Bath

A full 40 days after the first egg of 2014 was laid at the St John’s nest box, the first hatch at around 14:00 on 9 May was spotted on the iCatcher system. Here the you tube clip shows the falcon delicately picking her way between the chick and the eggs: The incubation period forContinue Reading

2nd, 3rd and 4th Peregrine Chicks have Hatched at Norwich Cathedral Nestbox

Norwich Peregrines hatch forth and final chick for 2014 at Hawk and Owl Trust Urban Peregrine nest platform at Cathedral The forth and final egg hatched on Tuesday 29 April at about 11am when the female bird was seen nibbling large pieces of eggshell. However, it took several hours before a visual confirmation of theContinue Reading