BBC Springwatch presenter to give talk on birds of prey

Chris HillSpringwatch presenter Chris Packham will give an illustrated talk at Fakenham College in June to raise funds for a Norfolk-based conservation charity.Chris Hill

Springwatch presenter Chris Packham will give an illustrated talk at Fakenham College in June to raise funds for a Norfolk-based conservation charity.

During a break from filming the BBC's flagship wildlife show on its three-week run at nearby Pensthorpe Wildlife Reserve, the TV naturalist will discuss the topic of Avian Terminators at 5pm on Sunday, June 13.

The talk, in the college's conference hall on Wells Road, will raise funds for the Hawk and Owl Trust's Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve, located just outside Fakenham.

Last month, Packham succeeded actress Liza Goddard as the president of the trust, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year.


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Since its formation, the charity has grown into a national charity working for the conservation and appreciation of wild birds of prey and their habitats, and its reserve at Sculthorpe has become an important place for nesting marsh harriers.

The trust has managed the reserve since 2001, restoring the reed bed and fen habitats that are so important for these magnificent birds of prey.

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Sculthorpe Moor is also home to other birds of prey, including tawny owls nesting in a box fitted with a camera which beams images of the chicks to a screen in the education and visitor centre.

Tickets for the talk are �10 each and are available from the visitor centre at Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve. For more information, call 01328 856788.

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