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hen harrier

n. Chiefly British
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hen harrier

n
(Animals) a common harrier, Circus cyaneus, that flies over fields and marshes and nests in marshes and open land. US and Canadian names: marsh hawk or marsh harrier
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Noun1.hen harrier - common harrier of North America and Europehen harrier - common harrier of North America and Europe; nests in marshes and open land
genus Circus, Circus - a genus of haws comprising the harriers
harrier - hawks that hunt over meadows and marshes and prey on small terrestrial animals
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Despite the difficulties of remoteness, recent successes in protecting hen harriers and their progeny have been accomplished only with the dedication of folk who have committed weeks and even months of their lives to lonely vigils, protecting the likes of hen harrier nests from harm.
M2 PRESSWIRE-August 12, 2019-: Record-breaking year for hen harrier breeding
The RSPB fitted more than 30 hen harrier chicks with transmitters last summer as part of its EU-funded Hen Harrier LIFE+ project.
This is the fifth consecutive year that hen harriers have fledged in the county, with the Northumberland Hen Harrier Protection Partnership saying that the nine young were from three nests on Forestry England land and nearby private property.
The Hen Harrier Protection Partnership, which is made up of Forestry England, RSPB, Northumberland National Park Authority, Natural England, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Ministry of Defence, Northumbria Police and local raptor experts, worked together to find and monitor the nests.
The Hen Harrier Protection Partnership, which is made up of Forestry England, RSPB,Northumberland National Park Authority, Natural England, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Ministry of Defence, Northumbria Police and local raptor experts, worked together to find and monitor the nests.
A hen harrier has disappeared in Cairngorms National Park, sparking calls for tougher legislation to protect birds of prey.
A YOUNG hen harrier fitted with a satellite transmitter has been declared missing after disappearing in an area described as a "black hole".
CRIMINAL interference" is suspected after the year's second disappearance of rare hen harrier in North Wales.
One bird that is definitely not bred to be shot is the hen harrier, the male bird of which is arguably the most attractive of our native raptors.
The harrier, named Marc, was one of two tagged as part of the EUfunded Hen Harrier LIFE+ project in July from a nest in the Scottish Borders.