Saturday, 1 August 2015

The Sodden 570 (and more) Rise Again

Can you believe it's almost a year since the last Hen Harrier Day. Those who were there last year are probably just about dried out by now, but what else has changed since then?

We are yet to know the success or failure of this year's breeding season, but one thing I do know is that the tide is starting to turn. More and more people are opening their eyes and ears to what is happening to our wildlife.  I think everyone who attended last year's Hen Harrier day went away inspired to spread the word in whatever way they could to the masses.

For me personally, alot of the Hen Harrier message I spread was through using Harry.

However, I have also spoken about raptor persecution at every opportunity, and that is what I would ask all of you to do too. Let your voices be heard and help make a differences. Let's not let money and greed be the factors that decide which of our natural world lives and dies.  

So please, go and join one of the Hen Harrier Day events taking place across the country on 9th August. I will be shouting loud, in fact very loud, at the Goyt Valley in Derbyshire, but you can find your nearest event by clicking here.

And here is a list of all the other things you can do to make the day a success:

Take your MP with you
Make a placard
Wear a Hen Harrier Day T Shirt
Make a 6ft model Hen Harrier
Take your friends and neighbours with you
Tell your local newspapers to be their
Bring a rain coat
Blog about it
Tweet about it
Facebook it
Vlog it
Share pictures about it
Join the Thunderclap
But most of all be there because your heart tells you it's the right thing to do

Please, please try and attend because the more of us raising awareness about the persecution of Hen Harriers, the better the chances of stopping these ghosts of the moors from going extinct in England.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing."
Edmund Burke

Hen Harrier Day 2014


  1. Yes, I will shout about it, thanks Findlay.

  2. A great blog Findlay! I was there last year and I'll be there again. I'll wear my HHD T shirt if it arrives in time and I have a sticker in my car too to help spread the word a little.

  3. HI Finalay A wellwritten post and I see there is no where in N.I. so I hope you will be able to hearme shouting from over here!! I do hope this year you havve good weatherasitdefinietly brings more people out. You are a wonderful young man champining the cause for all things Nature.

  4. Consider it done. Hope you lot don't get a soaking this year

  5. I will be shouting from USA....hoping for a GREAT success for your special day.

  6. ¡Impresionada me he quedado con tu blog!. Enhorabuena y un saludo desde Asturias (España).

  7. ¡Impresionada me he quedado con tu blog!. Enhorabuena y un saludo desde Asturias (España).

  8. Hi Findlay, Hope it goes well, I wish I could go, but we are away on holiday. Alex

  9. Hi Findlay, just wondering if you're going to Rutland Birdfair?
    From Ecology Liz