Author Archives: Lin Murray

North Somerset and Bristol Group at the North Somerset Agricultural Society Countryside Day

Chris Sperring with some of the children.
Chris Sperring with some of the children.

On Wednesday 8th July, the North Somerset and Bristol Group were part of the Countryside Day organised by the North Somerset Agricultural Society.

Approximately 2,600 primary school children from Bristol and North Somerset attended the day and learned about different aspects of the journey their food takes from plough to plate. Pupils met a variety of animals in the ‘farmyard’, watched working demonstrations of mowing, baling, combining, milling, milking, butter making and eggs hatching. They were shown sides of meat, different varieties of vegetables and learned about the many uses of wool.

An area was provided to give an idea of the huge range of traditional rural crafts which are still being practised to varying degrees today. These included felt making, dry stone walling, iron working, stick making and many others. The Hawk and Owl Trust was represented in this section with Hawk and Owl Trust Conservation Officer for the South West Chris Sperring. Chris talked about owls and wildlife and dissected owl pellets with the children.

HOT AGM & Members’ Weekend 2015 Info – Book Now

The 2015 Hawk and Owl Trust AGM & Members’ Weekend will be held at our Sculthorpe Moore Community Nature Reserve near Fakenham, Norfolk on 9, 10 & 11 October 2015 All members and supporters are encouraged to attend our annual get together. Hosts Sculthorpe Moor have planned an extensive programme of events, visits and meetings… Continue Reading

Is love in the air at our St John’s Church Peregrine Nest Platform in Bath?

The following video clip highlights the shenanigans between the falcon and the tiercel at St John’s Church in Bath during a large number of visits to the nest box.  They’ve been indulging in courtship behaviour, but will this pair ever get it together this year or continue to fight over food?! Continue Reading

Love is in the air at our Norwich Cathedral Peregrine Nest Box!

The pair of peregrines that have taken up residence in our Norwich Cathedral nesting platform for the breeding season are back together. The following video clip from our fantastic new cameras reveals exciting bonding behaviour. This pair has already been seen mating this year… all is on schedule so far for another successful season at… Continue Reading

New Season Breeding Activity at Our Bath Urban Peregrine Project Site

The #bathperegrines have started off the 2015 breeding season with some early courtship rituals. We’ve been observing their behaviour on and around the church from ground level and on the Bath UPP camera since early in January. Now is a good time to make your way down to South Parade or the riverside walk as… Continue Reading