South West Peregrine

Cornwall & Devon Peregrine Falcon Study Group since 2007


August 2014

South West Peregrine on tour

Well with Hen Harrier Day and Birdfair now in the past we look forward to returning to a sense of normality.

Two long round trips, the first to the Peak District in support of #HenHarrierDay organised by @MarkAvery and @ChrisGPackham which was fully supported from a far as field as Plymouth and Inverness and proved to be landmark day in what is hoped a turning point in the fight against continual illegal activity and persecution against our Birds of Prey and many other mammals, all for profit for a few.

SWP and HoT

The second trip was to the long anticipated Birdfair 2014, an event in England’s smallest county of Rutland. We need to thank the Hawk and Owl Trust for the invite to join them on their stand. Over 22.000 people visited the event over the 3 day’s and many popped by and visited our display and had a chat. It is always nice to meet so many new faces and it was wonderful to catch up with old friends as well as making many new ones.

Roger and Luke IMG_20140814_125034Luke and Chris PackhamCP and Viking

Birdfair 2014

South West Peregrine will be at this years Birdfair at Rutland Water Nature Reserve, we have been invited as guests of the Hawk and Owl Trust and are very much looking forward to meeting people the world over. We hope you have 10 minutes to spare to come and say hello, view our display, chat with some of the team and marvel at the Peregrine. The display includes Artwork, artefacts and information and will be an interest to anyone with a remote passion for Birds.
We cannot thank the Hawk and Owl Trust enough for this wonderful opportunity as we are still a relatively new group, yet in the past year we have made many new friends and contacts. We will be running a raffle each day, so please come along and support our study/field work by buying a ticket or two. The prizes are fantastic.
We are lucky to be joined by Ian McCarthy on Friday and Saturday; many of you will know him from his wildlife filming career, we are lucky that he contributes to our field work and can call him a friend.
Artist David Scott has allowed us to bring along a wonderful Watercolour as well (below)
It is always such a fun and friendly event; three days with like minded souls, let’s hope the weather is kind.

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