Hen Harrier Sorrel

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So, the “would she won’t she?” question with respect to Sorrel heading to the Scottish Highland Region as she did in 2017 has been answered.  After a lengthy period of north/south wandering in the Borders Region, in the 48 hour battery charging period between two … Read More

Hen Harrier Sorrel Heads Home

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While Sorrel was overwintering in south west Scotland, within the Team we were debating whether or not she would head off to the Scottish Highland Region as she did in 2017, after which she treated us to an exhibition of real time natal homing [philopatry] … Read More

Latest update on Sorrel

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We are happy to report that Sorrel has weathered the recent storms, and all indications from the satellite data are that she is alive and active. During the stormy weather she relocated by some 80km downwind, but has moved back progressively to the area over … Read More

Update on ‘Sorrel’: September 2017

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It’s been a little quiet here on the updates recently, but ‘Sorrel’ our satellite-tagged female Hen Harrier is alive and well and her tag continues to transmit regular data. She remains in the same general location she has been in for the last few months … Read More

Hen Harrier ‘Sorrel’ Returns Home

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Sorrel’s flirtation with the Scottish Highland region was short lived. During June she turned her head south and, almost a year to the day from the date in 2016 when she fledged, she was recorded as overflying her ‘home’ nest site.  She is currently re-acquainting … Read More

Sorrel May 2017 Update

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Hen Harrier Sorrel is on the move While Sorrel was overwintering in south west Scotland, within the Team we were debating whether or not she would exhibit natal homing [philopatry] behaviour, the innate process by which some adult animals return to their birthplace to reproduce.  … Read More

Hen Harrier Sorrel – the latest news

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We have continued to follow Sorrel and monitor her behaviour closely through the analysis of data provided by her satellite tag, and by employing specialists on the ground in her area.  The informed opinion is that Sorrel has established a “breeding home range” and has … Read More

Statement relating to the Hen Harrier Rowan

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The Hawk and Owl Trust has always, and will always continue, to base its statements on the facts and evidence available to it at the time of any publication.  Recently, a hen harrier (Rowan), carrying a Hawk and Owl Trust satellite tag was found dead. … Read More