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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. The wing-tagged male Marsh Harrier (BN – green pin on map below) was ringed as a nestling in North Norfolk on 3rd August 2013 by the North West Norfolk Ringing Group. This bird was seen at La Janda, near Cadiz, an area of flooded rice fields, which has a high concentration of Marsh Harriers in winter. It was then seen again on 8th February by Geoff Gowlett who sent us the photo below. BN was first seen by Alex Colorado on 9th December 2013 approximately four kilometres from the latest observations”.

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BBC Visit Bath Peregrine Project

BBC news programme ‘Points South West’ dropped by St John’s Church in Bath on Monday to speak to Hawk and Owl Trustee Mike Rogers and Peregrine Project team member Hamish Smith. The peregrine pair that have taken up residence in the nesting platform provided by the Hawk and Owl Trust have continued their successful runContinue Reading

Fourth Peregrine Chick Hatches at Norwich Cathedral Nest Platform

The 4th peregrine falcon egg at Norwich Cathedral has hatched! The peregrine falcons using the Norwich Cathedral nesting platform, installed by wild bird of prey conservation charity the Hawk and Owl Trust, have hatched their fourth and final egg of 2013! At 20:26 last night, 27 hours after the hatching of the third egg, theContinue Reading

Mrs ‘H’ Returns to Sculthorpe Moor and The Tawny Eggs are Hatching

Mrs ‘H’, our long serving marsh harrier female, has returned for her ninth season on the reserve. She has been seen displaying with a male and appears to be gathering nest material. A great time to see amazing mid-air food passes. On Thursday April 4th at 9.21pm the tawny owl in one of the boxesContinue Reading

A Fourth Egg for the Bath and Bristol Peregrines

Bristol and Bath Peregrine Group A blog all about the comings and goings of Peregrines living in the west. Thursday 4 April 2013 Another timely update from Hamish Smith: Now four eggs at Bath.  Male and female continue to share the incubation.  The female was being ferociously territorial today, flying CAP against the gulls for some considerable time before takingContinue Reading

Definitely a Good Friday as Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Lay Fourth egg of 2013

The peregrine falcons using the Norwich Cathedral nesting platform, installed by wild bird of prey conservation charity the Hawk and Owl Trust, have laid their fourth egg on 29 March, Good Friday morning, around 6.35am. The third egg appeared at about 17.00 on afternoon of Tuesday 26th March. Their first egg of 2013 arrived atContinue Reading

Gallant Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Lay Third Egg

The peregrine falcons using the Norwich Cathedral nesting platform, installed by wild bird of prey conservation charity the Hawk and Owl Trust, have laid their third egg. It appeared at about 17.00 on afternoon of Tuesday 26th March. Their first egg of 2013 arrived at about 4.30pm on Thursday 21st March 2013, the 2nd aboutContinue Reading

The Death of ‘Bowland Beth’

Internationally renowned film-make David Cobham reflects on the death of ‘Bowland Beth’ Bowland Beth, a first year female Hen Harrier has been shot and recovered from a Yorkshire grouse moor. I visited The Forest of Bowland in Lancashire towards the end of May in 2012 for a book I am writing on British Birds ofContinue Reading

Norwich Cathedral Site Readied for Spring

Cathedral Site Readied for Spring Stuart Horth of Norfolk’s Fire Fighters volunteered to help former High Sheriff of Norfolk Georgina Holloway and volunteers from the Hawk and Owl Trust to scale the ladders inside the spire of Norwich Cathedral last week. The Hawk and Owl Trust volunteers were carrying out maintenance and cleaning the peregrineContinue Reading

Meet Grant and Bobber

Norwich Peregrine Chicks are Named Norwich’s celebrity peregrine falcon chicks, which flew for the first time this week, have been named. The names were announced on Radio Norfolk, following hundreds of suggestions submitted by the public; the female is called Bobber and the male Grant. A third chick, which failed to survive, was also named,Continue Reading