Hen Harrier Day 2017 – Skydancer Awareness!

Young Fermanagh Naturalist

On July 19th 2016, I wrote myfirst blog on Hen Harriers/Hen Harrier Day. I can’t believe how much has happened since then. Personally, in my own life, I feel my voice is getting stronger through my presence on my blog and on social media.Due toMark Avery’sessential awareness work andgrouse shooting debate (due to his successful petition); my voice is joined with countless others.


I have been lucky enough to see a Hen Harrier and truly it was one of the finest naturalist moments in my life. Knowing so well how very lucky I was, made it all the more poignant and heart searingly beautiful. I was actually given the opportunity to say a few words about it on BBC Radio 4’s Tweet of the Day. My voice was nervous, hesitant and cracked because honestly, it weighed heavily on my heart; due to the fate many Hen Harriers…

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