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Hen Harrier Day 11 August 2019

4 monthes ago   |   By Milton Keynes Natural History Society

2015 Hen Harrier Day ©Sue Hetherington, Goyt Valley Derbyshire, 9 August 2015
What is Hen Harrier Day? Hen Harrier Day celebrates the beauty of this wonderful bird and highlights its threatened status which is almost entirely due to wildlife crime. Hen Harriers are illegally killed because they eat Red Grouse which people want to shoot for fun. There have been Hen Harrier Day rallies since 10th August 2014 when four events took place, the largest of which was held in the Peak District in torrential rain and was attended by the ‘Sodden 570' and hosted by Mark Avery and Chris Packham. It is...
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