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Shapwick Moor News Update – February 2016

This News Update from the Hawk and Owl Trusts reserve at Shapwick Moor has been provided by Simon Beard, via the North Somerset and Bristol Group February 2016 Newsletter

On the work day which took place on Sunday 30 January, the recently dug gutters in the field alongside the drove were looking pleasingly full and the water levels in the ditches were good.  After some very squelchy work on the extra scrape in the field below the hide the last of the brash was cleared and burned by the wonderful team from St. Osmund’s School.  It was very satisfying looking at the open ditch that now connects to Black Ditch and quite difficult to visualise how overwhelmed it was a couple of years ago.

The container has been moved in readiness for the new equipment/volunteers building to take shape later in 2016, it is hoped work will start in June. The main drove has been improved with considerable amounts of stone, although there are still some problem areas with drainage and springs. Also stone is more expensive than you think and doesn’t go as far as one would like!

The next work day will be Sunday 28 February, full details can be found on our events page. As all the brash has finally been burned, this is likely be a bit of a housekeeping/tidying around sort of day – unless the rest of the hedging plants have arrived by then!  Meet as usual at 10.00am at the car park to the reserve.

For further information and to inform Simon of your interest and intent to help volunteer, please contact Simon via email by Clicking Here or call him on: 01300 320008, or email Barry Gray by Clicking Here.

Thank you

The Hawk and Owl Trust Kestrel Highways News Update

Kestrel Highways Project News Update An update as we approach the 2016 kestrel breeding season, provided by Barry Gray The box at Backwell has been replaced and the Congresbury one patched up. We wait to see what will happen with the nearby proposed housing development. There are ongoing discussions with the National Autistic Society at… Continue Reading

Great Success for the Hawk and Owl Trusts East Midlands Group

This news post update has been supplied by Simon Dudhill of the East Midlands Group of the Hawk and Owl Trust As reported on 7 November 2015, the Hawk & Owl Trust East Midlands Group successfully secured funding from the Cory Conservation Grant scheme to supply and erect barn owl boxes for farmers and landowners within… Continue Reading

Norwich Cathedral Nest Box Gets a Spring Clean for 2016

On Sunday 17 January, six intrepid volunteers climbed up the Norwich Cathedral spire to clean out the Peregrines nest box home, to get it ready for the coming, new and exciting 2016 season.  The day is told in a series of photos taken by Martin Lippiatt and screen grabs captured from the peregrines webcam.  Here was… Continue Reading

Volunteering Opportunities Now Available for the 2016 Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Watch Point

If you would like to meet like minded people who love birds as much as you do then we are looking for people to come and help volunteer with us at the Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Watch Point for the 2016 season.   The watch point will be opening on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 and will run… Continue Reading

Fantastic TripAdvisor Reviews of Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve in Norfolk

We would like to share these fantastic reviews of Sculthorpe Moor as made by Sally C & Nick E on our TripAdvisor page.  To visit the page to read more, then please just Click Here  “I’m so pleased that I stumbled across this Little Gem whilst looking online for reserves with wheelchair access!” “When we arrived… Continue Reading

Bath Peregrines Think that Spring 2016 has Come Early!

“The breeding pair at the Hawk and Owl Trust’s Urban Peregrine Project nest box at St John’s church in Bath appear convinced that spring 2016 has come early.  On 18 December through an early morning mist the pair are seen here apparently discussing the merits of the new gravel fill we have provided for them. … Continue Reading

Sculthorpe Moors Volunteers Celebrate Christmas

Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve celebrates Christmas On Friday 4th December, a large group of the volunteers from Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve got together at The Hourglass pub in Sculthorpe to celebrate together with their partners at the annual Christmas Meal.  It was well attended by both staff and volunteers and all reported to have… Continue Reading

Shapwick Moor on the Somerset Levels, Celebrates as They Take Delivery of Their New All Terrain Gator

Shapwick Moor takes delivery of its New Gator Towards the end of November we were very excited to take delivery of our very own All Terrain John Deere Gator. Alan and Sylvia Williams, two incredibly generous Hawk and Owl Trust members from Derbyshire donated funds for us to purchase this much needed item after meeting… Continue Reading