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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!

 

 

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

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

Peregrine Chicks Due to Hatch Soon at St John’s Church Bath

The peregrine pair using the Hawk and Owl Trust nest platform at St John’s Church in Bath have been carefully brooding their eggs for the last few weeks. We are now getting to the time for the chicks to hatch and are predicting the first egg to hatch somewhere between 4 – 9 May. HereContinue Reading

Norwich Peregrines Hatch First Chick of 2014 at Hawk and Owl Trust Urban Peregrine Watch Point

The first egg hatched on Saturday night (26th April). It was first seen at 19:37 still wet and in its half-shell so the actual separation of the shell would not have been much before that. The female was incubating at the time but the male came in and almost pushed her off the nest, continuingContinue Reading

Visit our Stand At the Chew Valley Optics and Bird Fair – 11/12 April 2014

This event takes place on the lawns outside of the London Camera Exchange Lakeside Optics shop, next door to Chew Valley Lake tea shop, giving visitors the chance to view, get expert advice and buy, while testing out the equipment against this spectacular backdrop. There is also the opportunity to trade in old equipment inContinue Reading