Here you can read more about Nature’s a Hoot, and access resources, photos and extra insights from our tenth episode where we welcome special guest, Springwatch presenter, zoologist, photographer and all-round wildlife enthusiast Megan McCubbin! Listen now to the Nature’s a Hoot tenth episode Life of a Springwatch presenter. Don’t forget to subscribe!
“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 […]
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!
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:
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!
Who wouldn’t want to be a bird of prey survey volunteer?! Our dedicated volunteers do an absolutely sterling job of helping to monitor bird of prey populations, and here we hear a bit more about why citizen science is so valuable, and what it’s like for our volunteers to help with our research.
We have put up more than 1,000 nest boxes for Tawny Owls, Barn Owls, Little Owls and Kestrels in southern England, and they’re vital for these species who raise hundreds of young chicks in them every year. They also provide us with an opportunity to research these amazing British birds of prey and, in our latest project, in order to further our work, we would like to install monitoring units inside nest boxes to discover more about them.
Whilst we look forward to being open again and welcoming you back, we have taken a moment to look back on the past months when we’ve been flying our winter season team of birds and whom many of you won’t have had a chance to see in action this season. Saxon, our stunning Golden Eagle, has been working with Matt Williams from our Bird Team this winter so we’ve caught up with him to find out how her flying season has gone: “I have been so fortunate to be the main person working with Saxon this winter, as one of […]
Here you can read more about Nature’s a Hoot, and access resources, photos and extra insights from our eighth episode where we talk science communication, water boatmen and beavers, with special guest Sophie Pavelle. Listen now to the Nature’s a Hoot eighth episode Weird, Sexy and Hilarious Nature. Don’t forget to subscribe!
We are very excited to share an update from our Marion Paviour Award winner, Dr Georgia Jones, about her project on Kestrel diet analysis! The Trust is extremely pleased be part of this fascinating project working with Kestrels, because it aligns so well with our work on this Amber-listed species. We are extremely grateful for the generous donation from E3 Leadership Development, which made this award possible. We caught up with Georgia to find out the latest on this fascinating project we are very happy to be helping to support: