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Happy retirement to vice-president David Cobham

On Sunday 9 July, a small event was held to celebrate David Cobham’s tireless and sterling work for Hawk and Owl Trust, especially the setting-up of Sculthorpe Moor and Fylingdales reserves. As he approaches 90 David, who has been a very long-standing trustee, vice-president and H&OT devotee, has decided the time has come for him to take a step back, although he intends to continue supporting the Trust behind the scenes.

A group of friends and colleagues gathered with David, to look back over his achievements during his time on the board. He was presented, amongst other things, with a life membership of Sculthorpe Moor, a watercolour painting of a Hen Harrier – one of his favourite birds and one that he has been instrumental in developing the Trust’s tagging project, adding to our knowledge of this persecuted species – and some bat boxes.

We wish David a wonderful retirement and would like to say an enormous ‘thank you’ for all his hard work over the years.

Lisa Goddard, David’s wife, with David and Professor Ian Newton at David’s retirement at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve

 

*** SCULTHORPE FEN: Land purchase appeal. EXCITING NEWS ***

We need YOUR help! www.sculthorpefen.co.uk After years of trying, we have just been given a unique opportunity to purchase the land encircling the Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve: more than tripling the size of the protected area, preventing the land being sold on the open market and allowing the Trust to make it fully accessible to all.… Continue Reading

Hen Harrier Monitoring Update

“We can confirm that the remaining HOT satellite tagged Hen Harrier (Sorrel) is alive and mobile, and in a recognised roost / hunting ground in Scotland.  As Natural England has no jurisdiction north of the border, Stephen Murphy, who tagged Sorrel on behalf of HOT and is Natural England’s member of our team, arranged for… Continue Reading