Henry has arrived in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
So many grouse moors, so few hen harriers.
The last successful hen harrier breeding attempt here was in 2007, and it was only successful thanks to the provision of supplementary feeding after the male parent ‘disappeared’.
Eight years later….where are all the breeding harriers?
Henry will be visiting several grouse moors this week as he searches in vain for a mate and a safe place to breed.
Meanwhile, campaign group Birders Against Wildlife Crime are fundraising to help support Henry’s Tour and other campaigning initiatives such as this year’s Hen Harrier Day (Sunday August 9th). If you’ve got a few quid to spare and you want to help out, please see here.