Hen Harrier Action 2023 Christmas Satellite Tag Appeal

Poster for the 2023 Christmas Appeal to raise funds for satellite tags

The latest RSPB Birdcrime Report documents the continuing relentless persecution of Hen Harriers and other birds of prey in the UK. As the Report notes, ‘despite being fully protected by law and a UK Red Listed species, they are being persecuted on a relentless scale. Between January 2022 and October 2023, 39 Hen Harriers are […]

RSPB Birdcrime Report 2022

Front Cover of the 2022 RSPB Birdcrime Report, showing five dead goshawks, illegally killed in Suffolk by a gamekeeper

Latest RSPB Birdcrime Report Reveals Continuing Relentless Persecution of Hen Harriers and Raptors in the UK The annual RSPB Birdcrime Report reveals the confirmed cases of illegal raptor persecution in the UK, collated by RSPB’s Investigations Team working with the police and statutory agencies. It is likely to be the tip of the iceberg, as […]

August 2023 Newsletter

Participants at the Reclaim Our Moors protest against grouse shooting

Young Wild Writers Competition Winners Announced & Moorland Walks Round-up: In our August issue, we announced the winners of the Hen Harrier Action annual Young Wild Writers Competition, which attracted a huge response, with over 300 entries of an exceptional standard, according to lead judge and children’s author, Gill Lewis. We also feature two moorland […]

Satellite Tagging Hen Harriers

A young female Hen Harrier, Macha, satellite tagged in 2022

Tracking hen harriers with satellite tags Macha, a young female Hen Harrier fitted with a satellite tag in 2022 Charlie, also tagged in 2022, sadly died earlier this year How young Hen Harriers are satellite tagged…and why it is important Each year Hen Harrier Action funds several satellite tags that are fitted to Hen Harriers […]

May 2023 Newsletter

The Hen Harrier's Year front cover

In Conversation with Author Ian Carter, and Skydancer Day Line-up In our May issue, we interview ornithologist, lifelong naturalist and author Ian Carter, whose latest book, The Hen Harrier’s Year, charts the month-by-month challenges for Hen Harriers in Britain. And we announced the exciting line-up for Skydancer Day on the 7th May, with features on […]

The Hen Harrier

Male and female Hen Harriers (photo by Keith Offord)

The Hen Harrier is native to the British Isles and breeds in our upland hills and moors. It is a bird of prey, also known as a raptor, which feeds mainly on small birds and mammals. In winter some birds remain in the hills, but others move to the lowlands including coastal areas, where they […]