I've just had a fabulous morning in Sheffield at the Hen Harrier day (after 3 hours with the Peregrines).
We had a turnout of around 300 people and some great speakers
Left to right
Liz Ballard, CEO at Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
Dr Ross Cameron, Senior Lecturer Landscape Management & Design at the University of Sheffield.
David Wood, Chair of Sheffield Bird Study Group
Dr Mark Avery, writer and campaigner
Blánaid Denman, RSPB Hen Harrier Life+ project manager
Natalie Bennett, former Green Party leader
Iolo Williams, writer, tour guide and broadcaster (BBC Springwatch)
They were all excellent speeches but I think our own Blánaid's was the best for me.
My Flickr photos
Would love to have been there D!
Can we expect some super views of our birds?
2013 photos & vids here
eff37 on Flickr
In reply to WendyBartter:
419 to go through lol
It's been a lovely morning at the rally Wendy, also mentioned to David about the page refreshing,I've got to remind him monday.
In reply to Alan.:
Good that you got a chance to chat with our eminent Prof!
Seen first batch of pics now ... excellent as usual, thanks D!
Good to hear you enjoyed yourself Alan & that a lot of people turned out, here are a couple of my photos from the past to celebrate this beautiful bird
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
In reply to Noisette:
Thanks for the photos Hazel my one and only sighting was a very distant view of your last photo.
We see more in winter now than summer, sadly numbers of breeders seem to be well down these days.
I've yet to see one. Hope they start to thrive very soon and that I live to about 100 and manage to see one before I join the hereafter!
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