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Keen bird watchers in Norfolk are being encouraged to keep an eye out for a rare bird of prey on their way to the UK for the Summer migration.
Montagu's harriers go to Senegal for winter, but from May one male in particular - who goes by the name of Roger - is known to come back to Norfolk to breed.
Roger was fitted with a state of the art satellite tracking device in 2014 as part of an ongoing study to learn more about Montagu's harriers' migration and their breeding sites here in the UK. Five other birds have since been fitted, and it's enabled researchers to locate the winter grounds of UK Montagu's harriers in Senegal for the first time.
The RSPB are hoping that the public reporting any sightings could help identify new areas where they're nesting. Just seven pairs of Montagu's harriers, known affectionately by bird watchers as 'Monty's', nested in the whole of the UK last year.
"Monty's are increasingly nesting in cropped arable fields rather than reed beds, so we're especially keen to make farmers aware of them and hear from any who think they might have birds nesting in their fields, but anyone who sees one can help us make sure they have the best chance of successfully breeding and rearing their chicks by getting in touch to tell us about their sighting."
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The RSBP, which has opposed wind turbines as a risk to birds, has had to defend the building of one on the site of its own headquarters.Read the full story ›
Work is due to start on a new wind turbine at the RSPB's headquarters at Sandy in Bedfordshire.
The turbine is 100 meters tall so needs to be transported to the RSPB on eight lorries. It could take about two weeks to put up, depending on the weather.
The turbine is expected to generate about two million units of green energy each year, which the charity says is equivalent to half the electricity it uses across all of its 27 locations in the UK.
"In the UK we have the potential to generate a significant portion, if not all of our electricity from sustainable sources. This will take time and it will take investment.
"So I am proud to say the RSPB continues to back words with actions to show we are serious about tackling the threat of climate change with our biggest single renewable energy project yet."
The RSPB is offering a £1,000 reward in appeal for information on shooting of rare red-footed falcon in the Cambridgeshire Fens.Read the full story ›
The migration route of a turtle dove has been mapped for the first time from Suffolk to Mali in the fight against UK extinction.Read the full story ›
Staff at the Bedfordshire based RSPB are using drone technology to help monitor rare birds. The drones allow staff to track birds without causing too much disturbance.