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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giving nature a home with the rspb at weird fish

Some of you may be aware of our little garden, for those of you new to it, we shall explain.

WF garden

About 3 years ago Ron and Nick who work in our warehousing department took it upon themselves to make use of the dead space in our carpark. Filling it with flowers, plants and even fruits and veg. To read an interview with Nick and Ron you can view our blog from last year.

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