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Work Commences on New Cameras for our Norwich Peregrine ‘Superstars’

Someone is waiting patiently for the new cameras to be installed!
Someone is waiting patiently for the new cameras to be installed!

Calling all followers of the Norwich Peregrines. Have you been wondering what’s happening with the upgrade of the nest cams? Then read on… Most of you will know that back in September we reported that the old cameras were going to be upgraded and therefore needed to be removed. This has been done and a temporary camera put in place – streaming to our web site.

Since then MUCH work has been carried out selecting, testing and re-engineering new cameras and their mounts, using an exact replica of the nest platform as a test bench. For all sorts of technical reasons this has been far from straightforward but real progress is being made. We hope to reinstall the new cameras on the proper box before too much longer and think you will be happy with the result. So, Terrance the techie tercel says ‘Stay tuned folks …!’

New South West Community Owls Project Prepares for Launch!

Very special thanks to Teresa Day and Jan Osborne and a massive thanks to everyone else in the Give Two Hoots Group – Hoot! Hoot! that have raised funds to ensure we have nesting boxes ready to go for the Hawk and Owl Trust (South-West) “Community Owls project”. Picture shows Left to right Myself (Chris…Continue Reading

2014 Members Weekend and AGM

This year’s Members Weekend was hosted by the Fylingdales Moor team on the 4th and 5th of October and was held at the Sneaton Castle Centre in Whitby.  This is adjacent to St. Hilda’s Priory, the Mother House of the Order of the Holy Paraclete, an Anglican religious community. After Registration and coffee Members and…Continue Reading

Hawk and Owl Trust Members Weekend 2014

Sneaton Castle Centre Whitby, North Yorkshire | 4 – 5 October 2014 The Hawk and Owl Trust team at Fylingdales Moor are looking forward to welcoming you to our 6,800 acres Conservation Moor, part of the beautiful North York Moors, for the 2014 Members’ Weekend. We’re managing this very special habitat for wildlife including key species…Continue Reading

A beautiful new seat for visitors to Shapwick Moor – in memory of much missed Hilary Lapham

The ever-active volunteer group at Shapwick Moor spent a wonderful day erecting another seat at Shapwick Moor recently.  Sadly Hilary Lapham, a long-standing member of the Shapwick volunteer group, passed away in January and her husband, Keith (another long term volunteer) donated the seat as a lasting memory of Hilary.  Hilary actively supported the public…Continue Reading

Latest News From North Somerset and Bristol Group

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 of a broken off tree.…Continue Reading