FIPL grant success

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application for a grant under DEFRA’s new Farming in Protected Landscapes programme for 175 barn owl, little owl and kestrel boxes to be installed this winter in the North Cotswolds. We are working with over 30 farms and estates in the area to increase … Read more

The return of the Halmore Hobbies

by Chris Newton. A year ago I gave an account of a successful breeding attempt by a pair of Hobbies on farmland near my home in Halmore, Berkeley. I thought those who have seen that article would be interested in hearing what happened in 2021. Last year my final sighting of one of the adult … Read more

Christ Church Peregrines Update

Many thanks to Dave Pearce for updating his chronicles of the Peregrines of Christ Church since 2010. The revised document is now available to download here. Dave is already looking forward to the coming season as we look forward to hearing his insightful observations.

Goshawk Monitoring Project

Members of the Gloucestershire Raptor Monitoring Group (GRMG) have been monitoring the county’s Goshawk population for over 20 years, gathering a wealth of information on the distribution of breeding pairs, timing of breeding and productivity. The Goshawk’s secretive lifestyle has, however, limited the number of ringing recoveries to a handful of records of dead and … Read more

A collaboration for Cirencester Peregrines

GRMG, Raptor Aid and Cirencester Wildlife Group collaboration to install a Peregrine nest box on the roof of St John the Baptist Church, Cirencester. We are delighted to report that on 18 December 2020 this Peregrine nest box was installed by Raptor Aid in conjunction with GRMG, the Cirencester Wildlife Group and St John the … Read more

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