Monday, 27 June 2016

Monday 27th June

Today we did the second nest check for hen harriers on the Loch Gruinart reserve and it looks like they had the best breeding season for years. In total we found 6 active nests on the reserve or just outside the reserve which had at least 15 fledged, or nearly fledged young. All of them on an area of less than 900ha. Six pairs at Gruinart is more than the entire hen harrier population in England. There is habitat for about 300 pairs of hen harriers in England but we all know what is happening to them...

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