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Grant Makes an Appearance at Strumpshaw Fen

2012 Norwich Cathedral Peregrine chick ‘Grant’ spotted at Strumpshaw Fen. 2012 Norwich Cathedral Peregrine chick ‘Grant’ was spotted at Strumpshaw Fen by one of  Norwich Cathedral Peregrine Project Observation Point volunteers. They called HOT to let us know that they had spotted ‘Grant’ – the male of the two successfully fledged chicks hunting over StrumpshawContinue Reading

Norwich Peregrine Chicks Ringed

ID for Youngsters on Cathedral Spire Nest Platform 21 May 2012 | The three peregrine chicks at the Hawk and Owl Trust’s nest platform on Norwich Cathedral spire have had unique rings fitted so the individuals can be identified in future when they are free flying. Two, one female and one male, were also fittedContinue Reading

First Chicks for Norwich Peregrines

Hatchings Confirm Spire Nest Platform Success The first peregrine egg hatched at the Hawk and Owl Trust nest platform on Norwich Cathedral in the early hours on Wednesday 2 May. Observers spotted fragments of egg shell as the first clue to the arrival of the first ever new generation of peregrines in the city inContinue Reading

Two Chicks for Bath Peregrines

7th Successive Brood at Church Nest Platform Conservationists in Bath have welcomed the next generation of peregrines to hatch on the Hawk and Owl Trust’s well established nesting platform on the spire of St John’s RC Church. The first egg successfully hatched on 1 May 2011 when one chick was observed as the female leftContinue Reading

Community Views Shape Avalon Marshes Centre

Local Consultation Planned for Venture Plans for a new visitor centre for the Avalon Marshes, which include the Trust’s Shapwick Moor reserve, will be developed with strong local input following the award of £37,000 from The Local Action for Rural Communities fund in the Somerset Levels and Moors, managed by Somerset County Council. The AvalonContinue Reading

£2.5 Million for Avalon Marshes

Trust Reserve Forms Part of Lottery-Funded Landscape The Avalon Marshes in Somerset, which include the Trust’s Shapwick Moor reserve, have been awarded £1,772,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). This will secure further local income to raise a total of £2.5 million to be invested in landscape, heritage and training projects which celebrate the area’sContinue Reading

Four Egg Clutch for Peregrines

High Hopes for April Hatchlings on Norwich Cathedral Spire The peregrine falcons using the nesting platform installed by the Hawk and Owl Trust on the spire of Norwich Cathedral have now laid a clutch of four eggs. The first egg was laid on 22 March, the second on 24 March, the third on the 27Continue Reading

Norwich Peregrines Lay Egg

2012 Breeding Confirmed on Norwich Cathedral Spire The peregrine falcons using the nesting platform installed by the Hawk and Owl Trust on the spire of Norwich Cathedral have laid their first egg of the season. A male peregrine first appeared at the Cathedral a few years ago and was then joined by a female. TheContinue Reading

Somerset Community Barn Owl Project

Hundreds of New Nest Boxes in 3-year Plan The Hawk and Owl Trust and Somerset Wildlife Trust (SWT) are setting out to erect 335 new barn owl boxes in the county over three years – that’s at least one box in each parish by the end of 2014 – by teaming up with local communities.Continue Reading

Peregrines and Tawny Owls Star on Webcams

Watch the 2012 breeding season Peregrines and tawny owls are the stars of webcams installed by the Hawk and Owl Trust so that visitors to its website can view the nesting behaviour of these beautiful birds of prey. One webcam gives the spectacular view of the peregrine platform installed by the Trust on the spireContinue Reading