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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”.

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Myself (Chris Sperring, Hawk and Owl Trust Conservation Officer for the SouthWest), Teresa Day, Jan Osborne and Lin and Keith from Specialised Nest boxes. Without this type of help we could not function and deliver our conservation work. Brilliant work everyone and thank you once again!

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Left to right Myself (Chris Sperring), Teresa Day, Jan Osborne and Lin and Keith from Specialised Nest boxes.

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

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 2013,1…Continue Reading

Adopt a Box Celebrates 21 Years of Conserving Birds of Prey and Owls

Adopt a Box 21st Anniversary Competition! Adopt a Box is celebrating its 21st birthday this year. The scheme was founded by Colin Shawyer, developed by colleagues in the Hawk and Owl Trust and launched in October 1992 by Chris Packham, who is now the Trust’s president. By adopting a box, supporters contribute to the Trust’s…Continue Reading

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 run…Continue Reading

The Hawk and Owl Trust Urge You to Sign the Attached e-petition Against Raptor Persecution

The Hawk and Owl Trust urge you to sign the attached e-petition. Through illegal persecution the beautiful hen harrier has been virtually wiped out as a breeding species in England – just one pair bred last year. Many other species, including golden eagles, red kites, sea eagles etc fall victim to the poisoning, shooting, trapping,…Continue Reading

Hawk and Owl Trust Urge All to Sign Raptor Persecution E-Petition

The Hawk and Owl Trust urge you to sign the attached e-petition. Through illegal persecution the beautiful hen harrier has been virtually wiped out as a breeding species in England – just one pair bred last year. Many other species, including golden eagles, red kites, sea eagles etc fall victim to the poisoning, shooting, trapping,…Continue Reading

Kestrel Project Yields Dividends

Nestboxes Near Highways Produce 69 Young Results from the Trust’s Kestrel Highways Project continue to be encouraging in some parts of the country, although the very wet weather in 2012 will have affected both nesting and post-fledging survival. The Trust began the project in 2008 to test whether lack of nest sites is a key…Continue Reading

Call for Chinese Lantern Ban

Party Treat Threatens Wildlife The Trust is backing a call for a ban on Chinese (or ‘sky’) lanterns because of the threats they pose to wildlife and livestock. It is encouraging supporters to sign a petition to the government on the RSPCA’s website. Gloucestershire farmer Simon Pain took this photograph of a barn owl he…Continue Reading