Summer of the Hobbies

Many thanks to Chris Newton for sending in his story of how the summer of 2020 gave him a passionate interest in the Hobby. Chris’s excellent observations from close to his Severnside home covers the entire season from the establishing of a territory to return migration, and his notes are accompanied by some superb images. … Read more

Christ Church Peregrines news

Many thanks to Dave Pearce for providing this update on the Christ Church Peregrines. A fantastic series of images illustrate a successful year for these birds.

Goshawk update

On the weekend of June 13th/14th some of the ringing and climbing team members of the GRMG went out around Gloucestershire to ring and collected biometric data for Goshawks following the ease to lockdown restrictions by the UK Government. Working in in teams of three and maintaining social distancing at all times, the GRMG visited nests … Read more

Own a Tawny Owl nest box?

A reminder to owners of Tawny Owl nest boxes to exercise caution when monitoring. One of our supporters has a Tawny Owl box in his garden, and last week he contacted us with thismessage… I had a new experience this week when being attacked by a Tawny Owl. I had, a few days before,seen a … Read more

Charitable status for GRMG

We thought we should let you know some exciting news; GRMG recently applied to the Charity Commission for charitable status and this has been granted.. we are now a registered charity! Our registered charity number is 1185930. This is an important milestone in our development and we hope it will provide financial and other benefits. … Read more

Goshawk Satellite Tagging Project – September 2019 Update

On the weekend of June 15th 2019, we were joined by Drs Ian Henderson and Greg Conway of the BTO to fit satellite tags to some of our young Goshawks both east and west of the Severn. We were delighted to get permission to do this; this is the first satellite tagging project in the … Read more

Southam & District Tawny Owl Project update

An update from Rich Harris: The Southam & District Tawny Owl Project has just completed its 4th breeding season. In 2015 we had 12 breeding pairs in our nest boxes, and this has increased gradually each year so that we now have 27 breeding pairs this season. The take-up of available boxes is an amazing 36% in … Read more

CHANGE OF VENUE – Adventures with Rainforest Raptors

Due to circumstances entirely beyond our control, the venue for this Wednesday’s ‘Adventures with Rainforest Raptors’ has had to change. We’re not going far though –  just around the corner from the Gala. It’s the Oxstalls Sports Centre, Plock Court (just along from Fairmile Gardens, opposite the Beefeater), Gloucester GL2 9DW.  We’re in the Conservatory … Read more

Upcoming event: “Adventures with Rainforest Raptors”, Wed 27th March

The main feature is a talk and short film ‘To Find a Harpy’ with Natasha Ellison and Dan O’Neill, respectively a researcher and a wildlife film-maker who recently went to Guyana to search for a Harpy Eagle, and filmed their adventure. We will also hear from GRMG’s Jimmi Hill, who visited the Philippine Eagle Project to see its amazing … Read more

Ten years of Peregrines at Cheltenham Christ Church

Followers of this blog will already be familiar with Dave Pearce’s regular updates on the lives of the Cheltenham Christ Church Peregrines. Dave has now kindly provided us with a ten year summary which replaces the previous seven year summary, with refreshed videos, information, data, prey species analysis, privileged views and a whole lot more. … Read more