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 – Blánaid Denman, Project Manager, Hen Harrier LIFE+ Project

If I say ‘harrier’, most people think ‘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 ‘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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