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Hen Harrier ‘Sorrel’

Since breeding in the Scottish Highland Region and successfully fledging her brood, the H&OT-tagged Hen Harrier, ‘Sorrel’ has been one very busy bird.  Initially she flew south to within 50 metres of the nest site from which she herself fledged, before heading off to spend a number of weeks in the area in which she… Continue Reading

Lloyd Buck Evening – BOOKING ISSUES

We are currently experiencing difficulties with the online booking system for this event. You may be able to book, and Paypal will take your payment and acknowledge but we will NOT be receiving notification of your booking. Please book tickets by phoning the office on 01328 856788 and we will take the booking over the… Continue Reading

Shocking RSPB Peregrine nest cam footage

 Whilst opinions on how to solve the problem of illegal persecution of birds of prey may vary, there is no doubt whatsoever that illegal persecution does take place, and is the cause of both local and national reductions in bird numbers. Illegal persecution is absolutely unacceptable and as an organisation we totally condemn it. It… Continue Reading

Hen Harrier breeding success, 2018

Some good news for English breeding Hen Harriers, was released today by Natural England. Hen Harriers, which have become virtually extinct as breeding birds in England, due to persecution, have had a better year. Good weather and an abundance of food have helped, but active conservation has also contributed. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hen-harrier-breeding-success   Continue Reading

Bath Peregrines. Three chicks

As has become usual with the Bath Peregrine platform pair, four eggs were laid, and four hatched. Sadly on the morning of 5th May the smallest chick died. The chick was alive and apparently well at 05:15, but it looks like the adult female may have accidentally ‘spiked’ it with a talon as she turned… Continue Reading

Flooding at Sculthorpe Moor Reserve

Sculthorpe Moor reserve re-opened on Monday 9 April. Talks are ongoing with environment Agency and other involved parties. FLOODING UPDATE: According to the Environment Agency website there is no flooding west of Fakenham (flooding: orange area on map). Here at Sculthorpe Moor (‘X’ on map) we beg to differ (photos taken today, 4th April 2018).… Continue Reading