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Skydancer - England's hen harriers
Follow the efforts of RSPB staff during the breeding season, as they attempt to monitor and protect one of England's rarest breeding birds of prey - the hen harrier.
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New Scottish initiative to record harriers
The Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW) Scotland , have launched the Heads up for Harriers scheme - their own version of the Hen Harrier Hotline - and are appealing for members of the public to send in their sightings of hen harriers across Scotland. They have said: As the Partnership...
3 May 2013
First news from the Forest of Bowland
It feels like a while since I last put fingers to keyboard to bring you some news from the United Utilities estate in the Forest of Bowland so now we have reached the end of the first week of April it seems like a good time to give you an update on what’s been going on in this part of the country...
8 Apr 2013
Fancy knitting a hen harrier?
Check out these amazing knitted hen harriers! Inspired by the Skydancer project, enterprising volunteers Fariha and Siobhán picked up their knitting needles and created these fantastic hen harrier hand puppets for our education volunteers to use in primary schools. The puppets have been...
26 Mar 2013
North Tynedale: Glad to be Back
Stephen Temperley returns to Skydancer this month, reprising his role coordinating the North Tynedale hen harrier nest protection project. As the breeding season gets underway in earnest, he has some positive early news... Greetings from the RSPB Species Protection Coordinator for Northumberland!...
15 Mar 2013
Banish your January Blues
After the heady rush of Christmas feasting and New Year celebrations, poor old January always seems a bit bleak. Back to work, strapped for cash, the last of the chocolate coins consumed in a vain attempt to alleviate the New Year morning hangover (or was that just me?)... it's a time when we could...
2 Jan 2013
Hen Harrier of Peace
As regular readers of this blog will know, hen harriers have always been an iconic feature of the Bowland landscape. So much so in fact, that as the logo of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), they have become a literal symbol of the area, appearing on signs and fence posts...
21 Nov 2012
Skydancer web pages
The brand new Skydancer web pages are now up and running at www.rspb.org.uk/skydancer . Check them out for more information about the project and how you can get involved!
9 May 2012
What a difference a day makes
Sitting out on the fells in Bowland these last few weeks has been a strange experience. By now, in all the years that staff and volunteers monitoring hen harriers on the United Utilities estate can remember, we would have been able to head up onto the fell knowing we would be able to watch harriers....
27 Apr 2012
North Tynedale: from expectation to hope
Plenty of hen harrier sightings but still no pair just about sums it up, I'm afraid. We are now in the last chance saloon for this season. Thanks to a remarkably dedicated cohort of volunteers, on-site monitoring has been both thorough and discreet. We have had at least one watcher covertly monitoring...
18 May 2011
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