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HEN HARRIER NESTCAM ON SWINTON ESTATE │ COMPILATION

4th July 2022

This Spring, five Hen Harrier chicks fledged successfully from a nest on Swinton Estate in Yorkshire. The estate is a partner in the government’s Hen Harrier action plan.

For the first time in the UK, a nestcam provided live streaming footage from the Hen Harrier nest – click below to watch a compilation of clips from the nestcam.

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75% of Europe’s remaining upland heather moorland is found in the UK – but this area declined alarmingly over the latter part of the last century. The Moorland Association was set up in 1986 to coordinate the efforts of moorland owners and managers to halt this loss, particularly in England and Wales.

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