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Marsh Harriers Strike Out Across Europe

Marsh Harrier Sightings News Hawk and Owl Trust’s own Phil Littler with John Middleton (members of the North West Norfolk Ringing Group) writing in the BTO Bird Ringing Demog Blog say: “On 5th February 2014, the first live British-ringed Marsh Harrier was sighted in Spain by Javier Elorriaga, along with Yeray Seminario, Juan Martin and Ramon Navarro.Continue Reading

Big ‘thank you’ to Hawk and Owl Trust North Somerset Group for Equipment Donation

The  lovely members of the North Somerset H&OT Group have donated six pairs of top quality loppers to enhance the tool stocks at Shapwick Moor. These tools have been needed urgently to help cut back willows along the ditch sides, one of the most important habitats on the reserve. Pictured here are Carrie Riches (ChairContinue Reading

Electrician needed to help install peregrine nest camera on St John’s Church, Bath

Bath Urban Peregrine Project – Electrician/network cabling engineer urgently needed As part of the preparation for the 2014 breeding season, the Bath & West Wiltshire Group of The Hawk and Owl Trust are hoping to update the camera installation in the peregrine nest box on St John’s Church, in central Bath. It’s hoped that anContinue Reading

Bath Urban Peregrine Project Update 23 Dec 2013

The peregrines on St John’s Church in Bath have been continuing to raise their fledglings, teaching them to hunt for themselves and cementing their bond as a breeding pair. Full report here  

Shapwick Moor Starts on First Hide

News from Shapwick Reserve The work party on 30th November enjoyed another lovely day on the reserve. Lots of clearing was done in the area around the site of the new hide, for which the foundation posts are already in situ. Some significant pollarding of willows near the hide had been done so there wasContinue Reading

Hawk and Owl Trust Joins Environmental Colleagues in Call for Government to Fulfil its Natural Environment Commitments

Prime Minister Must Do More For Nature Leading Environmental Group Warns: The Government is failing to deliver nearly a third of its natural environment commitments, despite huge public support for action for nature, environmental coalition group Wildlife and Countryside Link warn. The Government’s performance in protecting our environment has come under scrutiny in Nature Check 2013,1Continue Reading

Artist Nick Derry Wins Roger Clarke Award with “Red Kites and Starlings’

Each year The Hawk and Owl Trust sponsors an award at the Society of Wildlife Artist’s exhibition in memory of harrier expert and great supporter of our work, Roger Clarke.  This year we were delighted to see Nick Derry receive the 2013 award from David Attenborough at the exhibition preview on 29 October at TheContinue Reading

East Midlands Group AGM

The East Midland Group AGM is scheduled for Sunday, 1 December. This will take place at their usual venue of the Anglian Birdwatching Centre and will feature a presentation by Tim Mackrill of the Rutland Osprey Project.The itinerary for the day is listed below. (Please note some of the later times are approximate and willContinue Reading

Out of the Ashes of the Fylingdales Fire – Five Days That Shook the Moor

The five days from 17 – 21 September 2003 saw a huge fire devastate part of Fylingdales Moor on the North York Moors, stretching from the A171, where it is believed to have started due to a discarded cigarette, to near the coast at Ravenscar. In total 2.4 square kilometres of moorland and fragile peatContinue Reading

Woodland Trust donate 450 young trees to Somerset Levels Nature reserve

The Hawk and Owl Trust are delighted to announce that our conservation colleagues The Woodland Trust, have very kindly donated 450 young trees to start off the extensive programme of habitat management that we have planned for the newest of our reserves – Shapwick Moor. A work party day has been planned for Sunday 10thContinue Reading