Sorrel Update 2nd December 2016

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We are happy to announce that Sorrel, the remaining HOT satellite tagged Hen Harrier, has weathered the recent storms, and from analysis of her tag sensor data, remains active.  However, she had us worried for some time.  The normal recharging period for the satellite tag … Read More

Sorrel Update November 2016

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“We can confirm that the remaining HOT satellite tagged Hen Harrier (Sorrel) is alive and mobile, and in a recognised roost / hunting ground in Scotland.  As Natural England has no jurisdiction north of the border, Stephen Murphy, who tagged Sorrel on behalf of HOT … Read More

Nest and Winter Roost Monitoring

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Monitoring Winter Roost Sites I remember that, shortly after the Hawk and Owl reserve at Sculthorpe Moor had been opened, Roger Clarke, who was our Scientific Officer and accountant, made an appeal for volunteers to help monitor hen harriers that using a nearby inland roost … Read More

Satellite Tagging Our Target Birds

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hen harriers satellite tagging project. A Hawk and Owl Trust initiative

Back Story In July 2011 a juvenile female Hen Harrier, fitted with a satellite tag fledged from its nest in the North Pennine area. Through the kindness of Stephen Murphy of Natural England I was privileged to watch the satellite fixes as she flew north … Read More