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Skydancer
Get the latest news on our hen harrier conservation work, including the five-year Hen Harrier Life+ project.
Latest blog posts
  • Hen harriers breed in Bowland

    Recently, it’s been one bad news story after another on this blog with many reports of our satellite-tagged hen harriers disappearing in unexplained circumstances. So, it makes a nice change to give you some good news. I’m delighted...
  • Silent spring? Saorsa, Finn and Blue all suddenly disappear

    Hen Harrier LIFE Project Manager, Dr. Cathleen Thomas, reports on the sudden disappearance of three tagged hen harriers in suspicious circumstances With the arrival of spring, we look forward to the warmer weather kickstarting the growth of new flowers...
  • Same Old Story?

    Today we have a guest blog from Findlay Wilde, a 16 year old conservationist, ringer, birder, environmental blogger and campaigner. Findlay is working hard to protect nature, and raise awareness about hen harrier persecution. Whenever I get asked...
  • Another Skydancer lost: Aalin disappears in Wales

    Dr. Cathleen Thomas, RSPB’s Hen Harrier LIFE Project Manager explains that today we have more sad news about another bird, this time from the Hen Harrier Class of 2016. The population of hen harriers on the Isle of Man almost halved between 2004...
  • Blood brothers: Manu's brother Marc also disappears

    RSPB Investigations Liaison Officer, Jenny Shelton, sheds more light on the disappearances of two hen harrier siblings, Marc and Manu, in similarly unsettling circumstances. Manu (left) and Marc (right) as nestlings (image by Tim Jones) If a...
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Enthusiastic volunteers

Volunteers on hand to talk to members of the audience and explain the plight of the hen harrier at the...
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Female Hen Harrier

Monitoring a nest I got this lovely shot of this gorgeous female Hen Harrier just after a food pass,...
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First glimpse of our hen harrier family

This clutch of five chicks are the first hen harriers to hatch in the Forest of Bowland since 2011. ...
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Fluffy and sharp!

Hen harrier chicks photographed in a nest in Wales, in 2009, by Jude Lane, Bowland Project Officer in...
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Fun in the sun

Children from West Woodburn First School and Newsham Primary School enjoy the sunshine & learn all...
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Gamekeepers for the future

Gamekeeping students at Askham Bryan College, York, after taking part in a Skydancer hen harrier workshop...
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He's a Skydancer

Male hen harrier shows off his skydancing skills during the Skydancing Circus Show, at Greenhead Duck...
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Hen Harrier day sheffield

The speakers at the rally
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Hen Harrier education

Skydancer is one of seven finalists short-listed for Best Education Project in the National Lottery Awards...
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Hen Harrier Foodpass #1

With a long lens I was fortunate enough to witness this foodpass, high in the Antrim Hills. The food...
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Hen Harrier Foodpass #2

With a long lens I was fortunate enough to witness this foodpass, high in the Antrim Hills. You can see...
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Hen Harrier Foodpass #3

With a long lens I was fortunate enough to witness this foodpass, high in the Antrim Hills. She now has...
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