saving our skydancers – a blog about hen harriers

With Hen Harrier day just around the corner (7th August 2016), and to celebrate the launch of our latest RSPB charity T-Shirt “Harrier Potter and the Deathly Sparrows”, the RSPB have helped us with a guest blog to tell us a little more about these majestic creatures and how we can help save them.

Guest Blog by –Β BlΓ‘naid Denman,Β Project Manager, Hen Harrier LIFE+ Project

If I say β€˜harrier’, most people think β€˜jet’, few ever consider the bird the jet was named after – the hen harrier. Seldom seen but rarely forgotten, this beautiful bird of prey is an agile hunter and its acrobatic β€˜skydancing’ courtship display is one of the most breathtaking spectacles in British nature.

Femail (sat tag) HH at Wallasea Wetlands 31-10-14 Trevor Oakley

Female Hen Harrier at Wallasea Wetlands taken by Trevor Oakley

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