On behalf of the North West Raptor Group we are announcing this years venue of the groups fourth Hen Harrier Day, on the Green from 10.30 at Dunsop Bridge, in the heart of the scenic Forest of Bowland. Please Share this important information.
This year speakers include the Former RSPB Ecologist Brian Etheridge, Luke Steele and Natalie Bennett and last but not least Nick Miles (Jimmy from Emmerdale).
The days proceedings will be begin with a short introduction by Terry Pickford, followed by a poignant Hen Harrier poem written specially for Hen Harrier Day by Tim Ellis from Yorkshire.
The Lancashire Hawk and Owl Group will once again be attending this years event bringing along a static display of a wide range of live birds of prey.
Turbary Woods Owl And Bird Sanctuary Preston will also be coming along on the day to show everyone what a real unshot peregrine looks like.
This year we will be placing several original raptor works of art as well as prints up for auction. Terry Everitt has donated an original pen and ink drawing of two hen harriers over a moorland landscape. The drawing has been signed by Mark Avery, Chris Packham and Terry Pickford.
There are many additional prints up for auction on the day. All funds collected will be used to fund the placement of a webcam overlooking the Peregrine nest box on St Thomas’s Church St Annes.