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  • Media: Deep in the heather

    Female hen harrier near her nest - photo by James Leonard
  • Media: Voicing opinions in Skydancer debate

    Students at St Joseph's Middle School, Hexham, get into character to debate the issues of hen harriers and grouse shooting in their local area.
  • Media: Skydancing Schools workshop

    Students at St Joseph's Middle School, Hexham, get into character to debate the issues of hen harriers and grouse shooting in their local area.
  • Media: On the wing

    Great shot of a female hen harrier in flight over the upland landscape. Note the characteristic white rump. Hen harriers are often confused with short-eared owls who are a similar size and also nest on the ground in the heather. The owls don't have this white patch so this is a quick and easy way...
  • Media: Communal Roost

    In winter evenings, hen harriers group together in communal roosts of anywhere between 2 and 10 birds, sometimes bedding down with other birds of prey, particularly marsh harriers. (c) Andy Davis, 2012
  • Media: The magic of moss

    Pupil from West Woodburn First School displays an example of the peat-building sphagnum moss, on a moorland visit. Pupils learned all about how important sphagnum is to the moorland ecosystem and how it's so good at soaking up water that historically, people dried it out and used it as an absorbant...