There are already many reports coming back to us with sightings and hen harriers displaying and occupying territories, great to hear! It was great to meet so many of you during the hen harrier workshops. There were 102 people that attended the workshops and thank you for all your participation and enthusiasm for the survey and the hen harrier. Thank you too for all your hard work and efforts in surveying to date.
Look forward to hearing from you all during the season and please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require any further information or share updates for your survey areas.
Attached to this update are some photos (albeit small/poorly focussed ones) which perhaps many of you amateur photographers - like me - are used to seeing such dots in the sky and only being able to zoom in on them digitally which I managed to get of a male hen harrier displaying and pulling some fantastic inverted dives and loops.