Gloucestershire Raptor Monitoring Group was established in 2014 to contribute to the scientific knowledge of raptor populations within the county of Gloucestershire, to contribute to conservation, educate and inform others and to increase awareness of raptor persecution.

First Day in the Field – 2018

An update from Nat… On Sunday 7th January I headed out for a morning in the field with GRMG’s very own Yoda; Rob – as well as a few others involved in local raptor/bird monitoring. We arrived for 11.00 and watched through until around 14.00 – prime time for watching raptors…

Spring 2017 newsletter

Our spring 2017 newsletter has been sent out to subscribers. In this issue we have an update on wildlife crime in the county, information on sightings and surveys, a guest article about Ravens this breeding season and information about our exciting Goshawk colour-ringing project. You can download a copy here and…

Reporting Wildlife Crime in Gloucestershire

As a monitoring group from time to time we, unfortunately, find ourselves dealing with persecution & disturbance of our birds of prey. As you may well know, the GRMG has a very close working relationship with Gloucestershire Police, the RSPB investigations team & Natural England. We are very pleased we…

Christ Church Peregrines update

Dave Pearce has extended his 5 year summary of the Peregrines at Christ Church to include the last two years i.e it now covers 7 years.  It also includes a few extra observations, details of ring letters and egg laying/hatching dates and additional prey items e.g. Sandwich Tern! You can download…

Supporter film recommendation

One of our supporters, Claire Feehily, has sent us her review of the film ‘The Eagle Huntress’… A trailer of the film can be seen here… https://embed.theguardian.com/embed/video/film/video/2016/dec/12/the-eagle-huntress-trailer-a-soaring-tale-of-success-against-the-odds-video This documentary film takes us to Mongolia’s Altai Mountains in the company of thirteen-year-old Aisholpan and her father. Their nomadic Kazakh community maintains…

Little Owls

Many will remember that this year GRMG carried out a Little Owl survey where we visited as many of the 100+ sites that were identified during surveys in 2008-11, to see if those sites still held Little Owls. Further information can be found in our recent summer update. Many thanks to…

Exeter Peregrines

Being a county raptor monitoring group, we don’t normally post news from further afield, but we thought this might be of interest. St. Michael and All Angels in Exeter was the first church in the UK to have breeding peregrines following their recovery from a population crash, with successful nesting…