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Hen Harrier ‘Sorrel’

Since breeding in the Scottish Highland Region and successfully fledging her brood, the H&OT-tagged Hen Harrier, ‘Sorrel’ has been one very busy bird.  Initially she flew south to within 50 metres of the nest site from which she herself fledged, before heading off to spend a number of weeks in the area in which she overwintered last year.  However, in the past couple of weeks she has headed to Northern Ireland via the Isle of Man where she overnighted before moving on.  We will continue to monitor Sorrel’s progress and report via this news page as and when it is considered appropriate.

The Hen Harrier Monitoring Team.

Lloyd Buck Evening – BOOKING ISSUES

We are currently experiencing difficulties with the online booking system for this event. You may be able to book, and Paypal will take your payment and acknowledge but we will NOT be receiving notification of your booking. Please book tickets by phoning the office on 01328 856788 and we will take the booking over the… Continue Reading

Shocking RSPB Peregrine nest cam footage

 Whilst opinions on how to solve the problem of illegal persecution of birds of prey may vary, there is no doubt whatsoever that illegal persecution does take place, and is the cause of both local and national reductions in bird numbers. Illegal persecution is absolutely unacceptable and as an organisation we totally condemn it. It… Continue Reading

Hen Harrier breeding success, 2018

Some good news for English breeding Hen Harriers, was released today by Natural England. Hen Harriers, which have become virtually extinct as breeding birds in England, due to persecution, have had a better year. Good weather and an abundance of food have helped, but active conservation has also contributed. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hen-harrier-breeding-success   Continue Reading

Flooding at Sculthorpe Moor Reserve

Sculthorpe Moor reserve re-opened on Monday 9 April. Talks are ongoing with environment Agency and other involved parties. FLOODING UPDATE: According to the Environment Agency website there is no flooding west of Fakenham (flooding: orange area on map). Here at Sculthorpe Moor (‘X’ on map) we beg to differ (photos taken today, 4th April 2018).… Continue Reading

David Cobham

  It is with deep sadness that we can report that David Cobham passed away last night after a short illness. As a past Vice President of the Trust and longtime supporter of the Friends of Sculthorpe Moor, he will be greatly missed.There will be a private funeral service for the family followed by a memorial… Continue Reading

Peregrine nest boxes and depth of gravel

At this time of year, we regularly see the same questions raised about our Peregrine nest boxes. This year has been no exception. Whilst we accept that these questions/comments/suggestions are generally well-intentioned and we welcome positive dialogue on our projects, we ask that people bear in mind that our conservation officers all have many years… Continue Reading

Hen Harrier licence

Today it has been announced by Natural England that it has issued a licence allowing the Brood Management Trial Group to take forward Hen Harrier brood management as one of the steps to improving the conservation status of Hen Harriers in England. The Hawk and Owl Trust is one of the members of this group.… Continue Reading