Category Archives: Survey

Memories from a Fantastic Year

South West Peregrine Group have had a fantastic year with the help and support of the Hawk and Owl Trust.

The South West Peregrine Group have made a lot of new friends over the past 12 months, joining The Hawk and Owl Trust on their stand at the Rutland BirdFair was certainly a highlight for the group. A special thank-you goes to PR and Communications Officer Lin Murray, whose help and hard work has been of huge benefit, appreciated by all.  We look forward to working with the Hawk and Owl Trust in the future. This short video is  just a few of the highlights so you can get a feel for some of our fieldwork.

Eyes Peeled for Marsh Harriers in Dispersal Study

Look Out for Bright Green Wing Tags May 2012 | Three young Norfolk marsh harriers are helping settle the mystery of what happens to the species after they disperse for winter. Two males and a female specially tagged at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve last summer have been sighted in the East of England, mainly in… Continue Reading

Species Count Reaches 90

Surveys show extra species and firm population numbers Short-eared owl (right) was recorded in the annual breeding season survey at Fylingdales Moor for the first time in 2011. Other species not recorded in previous surveys were nuthatch, raven and fieldfare, bringing the total number of different bird species recorded since 2005 by the Hawk and… Continue Reading

Rare Solitary Mining Bee on Moor

Andrena tarsata discovered by researcher on Fylingdales Bees were among the wildlife highlights of Fylingdales Moor, North Yorkshire, in the summer of 2011. A small colony of the rare solitary mining bee Andrena tarsata (pictured) was discovered there by Louise Hislop, who is doing a two-year study of this Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) species in… Continue Reading

New Reach for Harrier Roost Survey

Long-running study links in with Natural England project The long-running Hen Harrier Winter Roost Survey, which the Trust has supported for many years, is extending its reach. This winter, 2011-12, it will contribute to a Natural England project looking at numbers of roosting hen harriers and merlins at selected Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs)… Continue Reading

New Long-eared Owl Survey

Research Project in the South West Long-eared owl numbers in the south west forests are being surveyed this year by Hawk and Owl Trust volunteers, thanks to a new alliance with the Forestry Commission. Led by Chris Sperring, the Trust’s SW Conservation Officer, trained volunteers will track down this scarce species, the smallest breeding owl… Continue Reading