Category Archives: Survey

Promising Signs As Our Teams Start Checking Nest Boxes

Our various project teams have been out and working their way round our nest box projects checking the nesting results and ringing the chicks.  Our South West Barn Owl Project and the Kestrel Highways Projects are reporting good results so far.

Rare Royal Fern found on Fylingdales Moor

Staff at the Hawk and Owl moorland reserve at Fylingdales on the North York Moors are delighted to announce the discovery of a rare fern. ‘A Royal Fern is a great find for Fylindales. This brings the ‘un-official’ plant count to 269 species now!’ Says Chris Hansell, Hawk and Owl Trust Ranger at Fylingdales

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 inContinue 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 andContinue Reading

Sculthorpe Marsh Harrier in Kent

Study bird sighted on Isle of Sheppey The first long-distance report of a marsh harrier tagged on the nest at Sculthorpe Moor has come from Kent. The sighting was at the end of October on the Isle of Sheppey, on the Thames Estuary, over 160 km away. Individual AD was one of the first broodContinue 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 inContinue 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 owlContinue Reading