Tuesday, 22 June 2010

The Technology War

Firstly I must apologise for the infrequency of the blog this year. We have been plagued with technological glitches to the point that we thought the filming of this years project was doomed!!!

Sadly we due to a failure in the camera / transmitter, we missed the hatching of the chicks and due a technoligical failure with our IT system I was unable to update the blog.

We are back on-line and the two chicks who were born to Olivia are thriving.

One of the chicks who is male and due to his BTO number EX11007 has been named James Bond. Bond has been tagged and you will see by the photo is a very handsome chap.

Our man in the field believe any day now his may fledge. I hope to keep you posted!!!

Friday, 28 May 2010


Well it was touch and go it must be said, but the 2010 project as of tomorrow is up and running and raring to go.

The technology gods were having their usual fun at our expense and I think our man in the field Pete gained a few extra grey hairs in the process, but thankfully all our technical woes are behind us (fingers crossed) and we once again can bring you the Bowland Hen Harrier Project from the Bowland Visitor Centre at Beacon Fell, Goosnargh, Preston.

The star of this years show is an old friend we are very pleased to annouce. Olivia (or bird 206 to the scientist type folks :) ) is our mum. I will bring you more information on Olivia as the weeks unfold.

So do come up to the Visitor Centre at Beacon Fell to see the latest footage of this fascinating, rare preditor and her young. It is a sight you will not see anywhere else!!!!!