Unfortunately the field worker who attended site 1 didn’t have his camera with him at the time so no images to accompany this update… We do apologise for this… However 2 healthy chicks are reported as of Sunday the 17th of May 2009. Further checks on the site will be carried out in the coming [...]
As mentioned before on this website, the United Utilities estates in the Forest Of Bowland are a flag ship body in helping the cause and breeding attempts of many schedule 1, protected raptors. It is without doubt THE last strong hold area for the Hen Harrier population and THE leading estates for production and [...]
Checked earlier today – two chicks in good health. No sign of the third egg.
Site 2 now has 2 healthy chicks and 1 unhatched egg – chicks very healthy, and approx 10 – 14 days old.
Site 6 – it was assumed that all 3 eggs had been “tampered” with. However, on inspection today one chick was found just hatched (within last the 12 hours) and the other [...]
During the last few decades direct human persecution of birds of prey throughout England’s moorland uplands have taken a different and sinister tack. No longer do we find nests containing smashed eggs or dead chicks with their heads decapitated. No, the strategies being used today to reduce brood sizes have now become much more [...]