Hen Harrier Day 2019 takes place on Sunday


The sixth annual Hen Harrier Day takes place at Carsington Water, Derbyshire, this Sunday [11 August].

Hen Harrier Day was established in 2014 and various events have been held at locations from Northern Ireland to inside the M25 and from the south coast of England to the Highlands of Scotland. It is now a recognised part of the ornithological and conservation scene and continues to raise awareness of the persistent illegal persecution by the grouse shooting industry of this beautiful, important and iconic bird.

The meet gets under way at midday and is expected to run until 5 pm. Chris Packham, Ruth Tingay and Mark Avery of Wild Justice will be in attendance, while others taking to the stage include RSPB Scotland's Head of Investigations, Ian Thomson, and Iolo Williams.

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Chris Packham will be among the many speakers at Sunday's event.

All are welcome, and the organisers are encouraging attendees to bring the family and a picnic – there will be children's activities and educational, inspiring  entertainment, story-telling, Hen Harrier puppet making and a chance to meet the Derbyshire Rural Crime Team with their Polaris Ranger and Police Drone.

The day is kindly supported by Severn Trent Water, The Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Derbyshire Rural Crime Team, RSPB, The League Against Cruel Sports, Extinction Rebellion, Secret World Wildlife Rescue and others.

Find out more at henharrierday.uk.