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The Power of Music

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“A day at the Hawk Conservancy Trust is always inspiring. Spending time wandering the beautiful grounds here is relaxing, especially when the trees are in full leaf and the sun shines through their branches. Time spent exploring the birds that live here as they rest is a joy – many will sit for hours just preening their feathers in the sunshine and others, if you time it right, may reward you with a glimpse of their precious chick in the nest. But ask anyone what the highlight of a day with us is and they’ll say the flying displays. The opportunity to be inches from an owl’s wing as they glide silently across the woodland or far beneath a Peregrine Falcon as he tucks his wings and stoops at speed towards a reward over Reg’s Wildflower Meadow is surely unforgettable in anyone’s book. Our aim in these displays is to educate, of course; we want visitors to go away knowing more about the species we are privileged enough to share the planet with. But imparting knowledge about the birds will only go so far in supporting our mission to conserve birds of prey.

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Our latest vulture conservation work

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The past year has been tumultuous for many. Despite the challenges we’ve faced at the Trust, we’re pleased to report that we have been able to continue some of our important conservation and research work. We’ve caught up with our Head of Conservation and Research, Dr Campbell Murn, who has been reflecting on the past year’s activities of our International Vulture Programme in southern and East Africa. He’s also shared below the latest news on our current work, including an exciting update happening right now as part of our Poison Response work!

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Profile: Flo

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Flo, our Crested Caracara, is a beautiful and intelligent bird who continues to grow in confidence. As a usual member of our winter displays team, due to a longer closed period due to COVID-19 lockdown, Flo hasn’t seen many guests in her most recent flying season so we caught up with Katy Barnes who is currently working with her to find out more about what they’ve been up to: (more…)

British Falcons with special guest Dr Georgia Jones

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Here you can read more about Nature’s a Hoot, and access resources, photos and extra insights from our ninth episode where we chat about the formidable species of falcons we have here in the UK, including an exclusive interview with Dr Georgia Jones about her fascinating research with Kestrels.

Listen now to the Nature’s a Hoot ninth episode British Falcons. Don’t forget to subscribe! (more…)

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