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Get the latest news on our hen harrier conservation work, including the five-year Hen Harrier Life+ project.
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  • Touring Skydancer Road Show

    *Phew*! Between April and July is definitely the busy season for people engagement and I feel like I've hardly been in the office at all - no bad thing given the recent bout of sunshine! With the help of some fantastic volunteers, I've been out...
  • Hen harriers in the media

    Running with the theme of positivity for 2013, if one were to try and find some sliver of good in the tragedy of Bowland Betty, it's that the circumstances of her untimely demise have finally brought the hen harrier issue to national attention. In...
  • Leaving the Hen Harrier Action Plan: a personal perspective

    Jeff Knott is RSPB's Head of Nature Policy. Here he shares his own personal perspective on the decision to walk away from Defra's Hen Harrier Action Plan. It’s always disappointing when you invest a lot of your time and energy into something...
  • Second 2016 hen harrier goes missing

    I’m sorry to have to report that we have lost another of this year’s satellite tagged hen harrier chicks. Brian, named after the very experienced raptor worker Brian Etheridge, was one of our non-public-facing birds. With the permission...
  • Remarkable hen harrier journeys revealed by satellite tagging

    The recent recovery of Rowan, a Langholm hen harrier tagged by the Hawk & Owl Trust and Natural England, who appears to have been illegally shot in Cumbria, highlights the vital role that satellite tagging has to play in the conservation of this threatened...
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Skydancer workshop at St Joseph's Middle School, Hexham

Students at St Joseph's Middle School, Hexham, get into character to debate the issues of hen harriers...
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Skydancing Schools workshop

Students at St Joseph's Middle School, Hexham, get into character to debate the issues of hen harriers...
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Lively Skydancer debate at St Joseph's

Students at St Joseph's Middle School, Hexham, get into character to debate the issues of hen harriers...
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Voicing opinions in Skydancer debate

Students at St Joseph's Middle School, Hexham, get into character to debate the issues of hen harriers...
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Beautiful view over North Tynedale

View from The Gun Inn, North Tynedale, on our volunteer training evening for the hen harrier nest protection...
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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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Soaring high

Female hen harrier who laid 13 eggs in 2010 and fledged 5 chicks in 2011, Bowland - photographed by Mick...
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Stand-out male

With his pale ash-grey colouring and black wingtips, this male hen harrier cuts a striking figure against...
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I believe I can fly

Children at West Woodburn First School practice their skydancing, as part of a Skydancer outreach visit...
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Words of a feather

Feathers decorated with words describing hen harriers, created by pupils at Hallbankgate Village School...
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Colourful harriers

Pupils at Hallbankgate Village School colour in their very own hen harriers.
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Touch the sky

Pupils have fun making their home-made hen harriers fly high in the schoolyard of Hallbankgate Village...
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