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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 about…Continue 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 peregrine…Continue 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

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. One…Continue 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 last…Continue 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 front…Continue Reading