A request to photographers

Only a month or so since creating the gallery, and it was already starting to become apparent that in time it was going to become something of a disorganised mess! Furthermore, it was suggested by some at the January meeting that it would be potentially useful, particularly for novices, to have more information on each species … Read more

Meeting slides

We would like to express a huge thank you to everyone who attended our first meeting today. As promised, we will shortly be in contact with everyone who attended. In the meantime, this is just a brief message to say that the slides shown prior to the discussion are now available for download, giving better … Read more

Meeting information, January 17th

Gloucestershire Raptor Monitoring Group would like to remind everyone that it is our inaugural meeting on January 17th at St. Peter’s RC High School (Stroud Road, Tuffley). This meeting will start at 10am and tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. The meeting will be held in Pavilion at St. Peter’s. This is located at … Read more

Seen a Barn Owl?

Hot on the heels of the launch of the Gloucestershire Raptor Monitoring Group, we now have another new group dedicated to the monitoring of one special species – the much-loved Barn Owl. The Gloucestershire Barn Owl Monitoring Programme (GBOMP) comprises a number of the members of GRMG, along with Andy Lewis and Richard Harris. Today, the … Read more

5 years of Peregrines at Christ Church

We are very grateful to Dave Pearce for providing us with two articles about the Peregrines of Christ Church, Cheltenham. The first gives a great insight in to the lives of the birds and their breeding patterns, from pre-laying activity to laying, hatching, feeding, first flights, and eventual dispersal of young. The second article details a … Read more

GRMG’s first meeting reminder

Gloucestershire Raptor Monitoring Group would like to wish everyone a very happy new year. We have been busy preparing for our first meeting, which takes place at St Peter’s RC High School, Gloucester, on January 17th. Full details can be found here. Please remember to let us know if you have an interest in attending. … Read more

Gallery updates and links

The GRMG site now has a new and permanent domain name – glosraptors.co.uk. Please update your bookmarks, and remember that you can subscribe to the site using the form on the right hand side of the page (beneath the tweets). Some new photographs have also been added to the gallery, including this stunning capture of an … Read more

GRMG inaugural meeting

We will be holding an event on January 17th, 2015 at St. Peter’s RC High School, Gloucester (GL4 0DD). This event is an initial get together for those interested in contributing to GRMG. All details for this event can be found here – please email us on [email protected] to let us know you wish to attend.

GRMG’s website taking shape

At the time of writing, this website is still very much a work in progress. We hope that it will prove to be a useful resource not only for us as a monitoring group, but also for anyone with an interest in Gloucestershire’s raptors. We will strive to make available news, reports and useful information … Read more

GRMG’s new honorary President

We are thrilled and delighted that the one & only Helen Macdonald has agreed to be honorary president of our fledgling raptor group. Helen is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir ‘H Is For Hawk‘, which follows her previous book ‘Falcon‘. It details the story of how she came to acquire and train Mabel, a goshawk, after … Read more