Category Archives: Conservation

East Midlands Group Secures Grant for Hawk and Owl Trust Work

It is great news to hear that the Hawk and Owl Trusts East Midlands Group has recently secured a grant from the the Cory Conservation Trust to help local farmers and landowners in the Rutland area to install owl nest boxes on their land as part of the Farmland Bird of Prey Initiative.  

Members of the group will visit anyone interested and assess the suitability of the surrounding habitat, giving help and advice on how to create an ideal habitat should one not already exist.  These boxes, should suitable sites with willing farmers and landowners be identified, will be supplied and erected free of charge.  Applications will be looked at on an individual basis.
If any farmer or landowner is interested in having a survey in the Rutland area, and subsequently if suitable, an owl box erected on their property, then please email the East Midlands Group Chairman, Simon Dudhill, by Clicking Here or call him on 07798 713735.

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A beautiful Barn Owl
A beautiful Barn Owl


The Hawk and Owl Trust ‘completely and utterly’ condemns the illegal killing of Hen Harriers

In a Press Release issued today it was the unanimous opinion of the Trustees of the Hawk and Owl Trust on the illegal killing of Hen Harrier was set out by the Chairman some time ago on social media: “Regarding the tragic event of the recent loss of three male Hen Harriers at Bowland; if… Continue Reading

Is love in the air at our St John’s Church Peregrine Nest Platform in Bath?

The following video clip highlights the shenanigans between the falcon and the tiercel at St John’s Church in Bath during a large number of visits to the nest box.  They’ve been indulging in courtship behaviour, but will this pair ever get it together this year or continue to fight over food?! Continue Reading

Love is in the air at our Norwich Cathedral Peregrine Nest Box!

The pair of peregrines that have taken up residence in our Norwich Cathedral nesting platform for the breeding season are back together. The following video clip from our fantastic new cameras reveals exciting bonding behaviour. This pair has already been seen mating this year… all is on schedule so far for another successful season at… Continue Reading

Major Webcam Updates for 2015 Season

The Hawk and Owl trust has today launched its new webcam service for 2015. Much behind-the-scenes work has been undertaken by our Tech Partners ( and our Volunteers over the winter ‘off-season’ to comprehensively upgrade the webcam streaming feed and the stills camera feed from the nest box on the spire of Norwich Cathedral. We… Continue Reading