How are birds named?

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All living species have a common name and a scientific name, but what’s the purpose of the scientific name?


Nature’s a Hoot LIVE: Kestrel Special

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Hannah Shaw and Tom Morath, hosts of our wildlife podcast Nature’s a Hoot, will be coming to your living room LIVE on Sunday 21 February for a special virtual event!

Share the love this Valentine’s Day

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To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, we are holding a special raffle to give you the chance to come and meet your love! But who do you love the most? (more…)

Valentine’s Day Treats

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Treat your loved one to a sumptuous three-course dinner prepared by our expert chefs. You don’t need to live too close the Trust to order this takeaway as the food will all be prepared for your order and will come with full instructions for you to finish at home. Or perhaps you’d prefer a romantic afternoon tea hamper – we even offer prosecco! Email info@hawkconservancy.org for more information and to pre-order.

Contact info@hawkconservancy.org to pre-order. Dinner and afternoon tea hampers available for collection on Friday 12 (12-8pm), Saturday 13 (12-2pm) and Sunday 14 February (12-4pm).

Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two

Sharing Charcuterie Platter served with Flatbreads

Thyme and Garlic Infused Camembert with Heart-shaped Crostini


Classic Beef Wellington with Madeira Sauce

Herb-salted Fillet of Salmon with a Prawn and Lobster Sauce

Ricotta, Sun-blushed Tomato and Spinach Roulade (v)

Slow-braised Lamb Shank with a Redcurrant and Rosemary Sauce

All main courses will come with a selection of fresh steamed vegetables and potatoes


Sharing Platter of Mini Desserts

Chocolate Tart, Eton Mess, Raspberry Mousse, Fresh Fruit Brochettes served with Chocolate Dipping Sauce


Petit Fours

£28.95 per person or add an individual bottle of prosecco for £5.95 each


Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea Hamper

Selection of Homemade Sandwiches

 Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese, Coronation Chicken, Home-cooked Ham with Real Ale Chutney, Egg and Cress

Cheese Straws

Homemade Vegetarian Quiche

Selection of Homemade Cakes

Scones with Jam and Clotted Cream, Lemon Drizzle Cake, Chocolate Brownie, Profiteroles

Fresh Strawberries and Cream

£16.50 per person or add an individual bottle of prosecco for £5.95 each

The latest update from our National Bird of Prey Hospital™

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In 2020, 153 birds were admitted to our National Bird of Prey Hospital™. As in previous years, the most numerous species brought to us were Tawny Owls, Kestrels and Buzzards. Two of the last birds to be admitted late in 2020, spent Christmas at the Trust and were both released very recently!


Profile: Simba

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Simba is a young male African White-backed Vulture who hatched here at the Trust in 2019. His parents live in our large Vulture Restaurant aviary so, if you’re lucky, you may have seen him in the nest as a youngster. Last year, we paired Simba up with Ria May and Mike Riley from our Bird Team for training, and we’ve caught up with Ria here to get an insight about how he’s getting on:


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