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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

Trust Peregrines Star on BBC Springwatch

Two Youngsters Prepare to Leave Church Nest Platform 8 June 2012 | These two young peregrines, growing up on the Hawk and Owl Trust nesting platform on a Bath church, have been starring on BBC TV all this week. (Click here for extracts.) The picture shows them trying out their wings in this week’s drivingContinue Reading

Late Harriers Return to Sculthorpe

Weather Delays Marsh Harrier Broods Marsh harriers can be seen for the eighth successive year at Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve, near Fakenham, North Norfolk, but the breeding season has been dramatically delayed by appalling weather. Hawk and Owl Trust Conservation Officer Nigel Middleton is confident that there are at least two active nests. OneContinue Reading

Harriers Return for Seventh Year

Marsh harrier raises family on screen for fourth season A female marsh harrier has returned for the seventh year running to the reed bed at the Hawk and Owl Trust’s Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve. Thanks to a mini camera next to the nest visitors can watch ‘Mrs. H’, as the marsh harrier is affectionatelyContinue Reading

Latest on Harrier Chicks 2009

3 July Update on Progress All five chicks featured on nestcam have fledged successfully. They are now building up their strength and flying skills over the reed bed in front of the Whitley hide. So another great year for this particular female who is now reckoned to be at least 5 years old. Unlike lastContinue Reading

The Harriers Are Back

Marsh Harrier Chicks On Camera | 2009 Season Report Marsh harriers are back breeding successfully on the Hawk and Owl Trust’s Sculthorpe Moor nature reserve in north Norfolk, with even more newly hatched chicks (see left) on camera than ever before. Last year one marsh harrier female successfully raised three nestlings to fledging in frontContinue Reading

Bath Group Boosts Peregrine Watch

Wireless Remote Camera to Improve Monitoring The Bath group of the Hawk and Owl Trust has installed a new wireless remote camera to improve monitoring of the peregrine nest on the city’s St John’s Church which has seen successful breeding in the last three years. The nest is on a platform box erected by theContinue Reading