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Homes for our Birds of Prey

It’s easy to get involved with the Hawk and Owl Trust by buying a box from us if you have habitat for one or by joining the ‘Adopt a Box’ scheme, where you can sponsor boxes, the volunteers from South West Peregrine recently got in touch with the volunteer carpenters at the Hawk and Owl Trust Reserve at Sculthorpe Moor, who sent a Kestrel Box (No.10480) down to Cornwall where it was fitted out with camera technology supplied by Handykam and installed in rural setting that offered a wide range of  suitable habitats to encourage a Kestrel to nest.

The team followed guidelines laid down in the excellent book ‘Boxes, Basket’s and Platforms’ which details siting of artificial nest sites for owls and other birds of prey (available from the Hawk and Owl Trust Online Shop)

The team invited along Luke Curno to film and narrate a short video to accompany the activities; hopefully to encourage other like minded groups and individuals to give it a go for themselves.

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

New Season Breeding Activity at Our Bath Urban Peregrine Project Site

The #bathperegrines have started off the 2015 breeding season with some early courtship rituals. We’ve been observing their behaviour on and around the church from ground level and on the Bath UPP camera since early in January. Now is a good time to make your way down to South Parade or the riverside walk as…Continue Reading

Our South West Projects team launch new three year campaign

About the New Community Owls Project Giving a barn owl nesting box to a Somerset farmer. Somerset holds one of the last 3 remaining strongholds for barn owls in the UK, and young birds produced from this population are vital for sustaining surrounding populations and repopulating new areas in other counties. Around 75% of Britain’s…Continue Reading

The Hawk and Owl Trust Position in the Hen Harrier Debate

In response to various blog posts and resulting comments on the Mark Avery Blog site Philip Merricks, Chairman Hawk and Owl Trust 20 Jan 2015 ‘You will be aware that the RSPB formally announced last year that, although they supported a Hen Harrier brood management scheme in principle, they would not support it in practice…Continue Reading

New post – seasonal peregrine project officer

Norwich Cathedral Peregrines Watch Point Project Officer We need an enthusiastic, friendly and organised person with a good working knowledge of Peregrines and birds of prey although background information will be given. You must be able to manage a large team of volunteers of all ages and abilities. Full time: 18-week contract from March 16…Continue Reading

Congratulations to our Lucky Christmas Raffle Winners!

We are delighted to announce the following winners of the Hawk and Owl Trust 2014 Christmas Raffle. These lucky ladies will be receiving their cheques by Christmas! It is obviously very lucky to be an Adopt a Box member! Thanks to everyone who bought tickets – your generosity really does help us in our work…Continue Reading