• Second 2016 hen harrier goes missing

    I’m sorry to have to report that we have lost another of this year’s satellite tagged hen harrier chicks.

    Brian, named after the very experienced raptor worker Brian Etheridge, was one of our non-public-facing birds. With the permission of the landowner and help of local Scottish Raptor Study Group members, he was tagged as part of the Hen Harrier LIFE Project on 4th July on an estate in Perthshire within…

    • 27 Sep 2016
  • Guest blog: Satellite tracking and mortality in Montagu's harriers

    Raymond Klaassen is one of the lead researchers at the Dutch Montagu's Harrier Foundation. Here he tells us about his work using satellite tracking to study the migration and mortality of Montagu's harriers on the continent. 

    This nomadic species is a close relative of the hen harrier and so similar in appearance to the untrained eye, it can be difficult to tell them apart. Montagu's harriers currently breed on…

    • 23 Sep 2016
  • Introducing Katy: inspiring schools and communities about hen harriers

    Guest blog from Katy Saulite, one of our two Community Engagement Officers for the Hen Harrier LIFE Project. 

    Hello everyone. I feel like it is long overdue that I introduce myself as one of two community engagement officers working as part of the Hen Harrier LIFE Project. As part of this introduction I would like to include a delightfully kind drawing I received from a pupil of Muirkirk Primary School in May, during…

    • 16 Sep 2016
  • Guest blog: A view from the hills

    David Hunt is one of two Assistant Investigations Officers employed by RSPB's Hen Harrier LIFE Project to support the conservation and protection of this species. Here he reflects on the 2016 breeding season and shares some of his thoughts and experiences of watching over these beautiful birds. 

    I always think that August is a month when the hill seems to breathe again. The hustle bustle of the busy upland bird breeding…

    • 5 Sep 2016
  • Meet the Hen Harrier Class of 2016

    The profiles of 11 of this year's satellite-tagged hen harriers are now online and what a handsome bunch they are. Check out the Hen Harrier LIFE Project website  to learn more about their stories and meet: 









    (Photo: James Leonard)









    (Photo: Euan Weston)









    (Photo: Mark Thomas)












    (Photo: Martin Davison…

    • 2 Sep 2016