hen harrier


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hen harrier

see harrier. Called also marsh hawk.
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In 2016, the only successful hen harrier nests were in Northumberland, where two pairs fledged six young and just over the border in Cumbria at the RSPB Geltsdale reserve where a single chick was raised.
In 2016, the only Turn to Page 30 From Page 29 successful hen harrier nests were in Northumberland, where two pairs fledged six young and just over the border in Cumbria at the RSPB Geltsdale reserve where a single chick was raised.
The harrier, named Marc, was one of two tagged as part of the EUfunded Hen Harrier LIFE+ project in July from a nest in the Scottish Borders.
The licence permits the removal of hen harrier eggs and/or chicks to a dedicated hatching and rearing facility, where they will be hand-reared in captivity, before being transferred to specially-constructed pens in hen harrier breeding habitat, from which they are then re-introduced into the wild in the uplands of northern England.
A Heads Up for Hen Harriers project that aims to conserve the threatened birds of prey is delighted by the success of 2017.
Will Hayward, of RSPB Scotland, said: "If criminal cause of death is confirmed, this incident will sadly be another statistic to add to a catalogue of hen harriers that meet their end in this way.
The Hen Harrier LIFE project is now in its third year.
HEN harriers are on the brink of extinction in England after the number of breeding pairs fell to four last year, according to new figures.
Last weekend at the country's 12 Hen Harrier Day events to gain support for the campaign, there were Tory, Labour, Lib Dem, UKIP, SNP and Sinn Fein voters.
As the breeding season fast approaches, the RSPB has relaunched its Hen Harrier Hotline, to find out where the birds might be breeding.
Britain's first Hen Harrier Day will be held in the Derbyshire Peak District, a day before the annual grouse shooting seasons begins on Tuesday.
The Hen Harrier Hotline has been relaunched by the RSPB to discover more about where the birds are breeding in northern England.