Compiled by Adrian Pitches

Hen Harriers – good news and bad news

The good news is that there were four Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus nests on the United Utilities Bowland Estate in Lancashire this spring; last year there were three nests, from which 13 young harriers fledged.

The Forest of Bowland was England’s last remaining stronghold for breeding Hen Harriers but had blank years in 20


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