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  • The fortunes of England's hen harriers in 2018

    As the breeding season draws to a close, we take some time to reflect on the breeding success of hen harriers in England in 2018. Hen harrier numbers have been declining steadily in England over the past few decades. It is well known from independent...
  • We Will Win

    Today we have a guest blog from Dara McAnulty, the young Fermanagh naturalist , who reminds us that there's always something we can do to help hen harriers. I remember the first time I wittingly saw a raptor, I was five and I became entranced....
  • Nos da to our tagged Welsh hen harrier: Lia’s journey is over

    Hen Harrier LIFE Project Manager, Dr. Cathleen Thomas, shares the sad news of the loss of a second tagged hen harrier in Wales in suspicious circumstances. At this time of year, our Hen Harrier LIFE project team are very busy monitoring birds, protecting...
  • Six ways you can help hen harriers

    Hen harriers are in trouble – that’s not news to anyone. The RSPB continues to urge the government to crack down on illegal persecution in the uplands in a bid to give these birds a chance to re-establish a stable population in England. ...
  • More good hen harrier news in Bowland

    Last month we reported that hen harriers had bred successfully for the first time in the Forest of Bowland since 2015, with two nests, both containing four chicks. Shortly after, the final egg on the second nest hatched very late, making it five. Now...
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#thankyour Hero #5 #thankyou

Skydancer has been nominated for Best Education Project in the National Lottery Awards 2014! Vote for...
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'Flying' female

Female hen harrier showing off her flying skills as part of the Skydancing Circus Show, at Greenhead...
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A sneek peak of rehearsals for the big performance

The 'female hen harrier' examines her precious egg during rehearsals for the Skydancing Circus...
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A winter's snack

A female hen harrier carries a tasty vole back to her winter roosting spot on the Dee Estuary. (c...
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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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Carnival Games

Children attempt to feed the hen harriers with beanbag voles at the Hen Harrier Carnival, as part of...
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Colourful flapping hen harriers

Children and families made over 140 of these over the two days at Newcastle Green Festival! Download...
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Colourful harriers

Pupils at Hallbankgate Village School colour in their very own hen harriers.
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Communal Roost

In winter evenings, hen harriers group together in communal roosts of anywhere between 2 and 10 birds...
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Creative collage 2

One of the finished moorland collages created by children from Newsham Primary School, Blyth and West...
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Creative collages

Children from Newsham Primary School, Blyth, get one step closer to earning their Hen Harrier Hero Awards...
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Deep in the heather

Female hen harrier near her nest - photo by James Leonard
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