The RSPB are seeking your thoughts on their new Skydancer film.

The RSPB in cooperation with Northumberland-based Haltwhistle Film Project have produced a 10 minute film about the plight of the Hen Harrier which they hope will offer an engaging and inspiring introduction to the hen harrier and the challenges this moorland species are currently facing on red grouse moorland.

Hen Harrier isle of man

Filmed in Yorkshire, Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland, Cumbria and Derbyshire, the work features interviews from all sides of the hen harrier debate, as well as animations and scenes from last year’s Hen Harrier Day. The RSPB are asking for your views and what you think of their film. Love it or hate it, please email your thoughts to We at Raptor Pol;itics would also like to hear your views which you can add at the bottom of this page; all the comments we receive good or bad will be published.
The RSPB are going to evaluate the whole Skydancer project later this year and your views will feed into their final report. You can view the RSPB’s new Skydancer film,  here.






2 comments to The RSPB are seeking your thoughts on their new Skydancer film.

  • nirofo

    If the RSPB put as much effort into seriously protecting the Hen Harriers as they do into making their films, then the birds would be producing young every year on grouse shooting estates such as Bowland. Their track record on Bowland so-far is to say the least, dismal !!!

  • Jan

    BBC Look North (Yorkshire) did an item on Hen Harriers this evening (19.05.15) which included an interview with Blanaid Denman from RSPB filmed at Malham Cove on a five year project in Yorkshire including satellite tagging. Also an interview with Amanda Andersen from the Moorland Association which included mention of the proposal/practice (?) of only allowing 1 Hen Harrier nest per moor and removing the eggs from other nests to be raised elsewhere. Did I mishear this?
    Just seemed all a bit too cosy, lacking in any urgency, anger or passion.
    Anyway available on iPlayer for 24 hours – about 9 to 12 minutes in from start of programme.