Saturday, 7 August 2021

Hen Harrier Day 2021

Today August 7th is Hen Harrier Day 2021.
You can watch the programme that went out this morning, hosted by Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin here:
Hen Harrier Day 2021 | Hosted by Chris Packham & Megan McCubbin - YouTube 

Hen harriers, peregrines, goshawks, red kites, golden eagles, buzzards and other raptors are still being killed illegally on the moorlands of the UK and the perpetrators are getting away with it.
This summer just a single pair of hen harriers nested in the Peak District - see:
Four rare hen harrier chicks fledge in Derbyshire | Derbyshire Wildlife Trust 

We suspect that some of our young peregrines from Derby will have wandered up onto our moorlands and met an untimely death up there.....so this issue does affect us here in urban Derby.
Do please watch the programme!

And also watch the webinar that went out on 1st August on the same subject:
Hen Harrier Day Online - 1st August - YouTube .
This one was aimed at families and features David Lindo with a clip by Diane Gould of Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

The Project Team

12 comments:

Wendy Bartter said...

Just spotted Dad paying a visit
https://youtu.be/f2K7mXhBpso

Wendy Bartter said...

Who is this?
https://youtu.be/V2ZA59IUY2w
Still there now!

Wendy Bartter said...

Early morning visit
https://youtu.be/yzgDFy7x7k4

Wendy Bartter said...

Looks like Dad again
https://youtu.be/98jA5jSTUx8

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Wendy Bartter said...

Lovely close-up views of Dad earlier today on cam #2
https://youtu.be/jUhYA2Q68pU

Wendy Bartter said...

He is still there having a bit of a snooze!

Jean said...

Hi Wendy,

I have seen him quite a few times recently.
Today on Cam 2 there is a bird sitting on the edge of where the pigeons were going to nest.
Been there since 1pm that I know of.
Not been able to get screen recording to work!!

Jean said...

Back in his favourite place again!

Wendy Bartter said...

Hi Jean, did see him on moulding tucked into corner, got some footage but resolution on cam #2 not so good ... btw, was watchinging pidge for quite some time, think there could have been a hatch, eggshell still visible!
Saw him perched yesterday but no time for vid capture!0

Wendy Bartter said...

See that the view from cam #2 altered today, has it been knocked by some perching bird?

Wendy Bartter said...

Some footage from 7th Sep, sorry for delay, had to transfer from tablet to laptop to edit together a few clips ... https://youtu.be/MZDrs6KrlUo
Thought at first it may be Mum but now not so sure?? The close view on cam #2 not so good with altered position methinks!