As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Project preying for East Lancs votes to save harrier

AN RSPB project focused on protecting hen harriers, England’s most threatened bird of prey, is in need of East Lancashire’s votes.

Skydancer, a four-year scheme to save the hen harrier, has reached the final of this year’s National Lottery Awards in the Best Education Project category.

Lancashire Telegraph: People of East Lancashire are being asked to vote for the Skydancer scheme to save hen harriersIt aims to raise awareness and promote the conservation of the birds of prey across the North of England including Lancashire.

Selected from more than 750 applications, the project is one of seven finalists, which are battling for the public’s vote, with the winner receiving £2,000 at a BBC-televised award ceremony in September.

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