36 episodes

This is the wildlife podcast brought to you by the Hawk Conservancy Trust. Join your host, Tom Morath, as you discover the fascinating world of feathers and talons in this podcast dedicated to birds of prey and their place in the natural world. Uncover hidden secrets of these unique predators to help us understand how we can conserve some of the most endangered species on our planet today.

Nature's a Hoot Hawk Conservancy Trust

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

This is the wildlife podcast brought to you by the Hawk Conservancy Trust. Join your host, Tom Morath, as you discover the fascinating world of feathers and talons in this podcast dedicated to birds of prey and their place in the natural world. Uncover hidden secrets of these unique predators to help us understand how we can conserve some of the most endangered species on our planet today.

    African Harrier-hawk

    African Harrier-hawk

    The African Harrier Hawk is a species of bird of prey with
    surprising adaptations - from having a wider visual field to potentially double-jointed legs! Over the last few years, our conservation and research team, alongside scientists from other research institutions have been studying them to find out more. Join Tom as he chats to Dr Simon Poitier about new research being conducted at the Trust, studying resident African Harrier Hawks, Josephine and Baba, and how the study’s findings could be beneficial to the species’ conservation and even helpful in the world of robotic sciences.

    • 17 min
    In Conversation With David Oakes

    In Conversation With David Oakes

    It's no secret, here at the Hawk Conservancy Trust we love talking about birds of prey! But for many species across the world, things are not looking good. It’s arguably never been more important to get excited about nature than it is today. In this episode of
    Nature's a Hoot, join Tom as he chats to actor, artist and fellow wildlife podcaster David Oakes! Listen all about finding time for nature, tracking golden eagles and how arts and creativity can support conservation.

    • 29 min
    Little Owl

    Little Owl

    The Little Owl is the smallest species of owls in the UK - standing no more than 23cm tall! The Hawk Conservancy Trust has been monitoring and supporting Little Owls through our Raptor Nest Box Project for over 15 years. We’ll hear from Dr Matt Stevens (conservation biologist at the Trust) as he tells us more about this charismatic native species and the work he does to help conserve them.

    • 19 min
    White-tailed Eagle

    White-tailed Eagle

    Over the vast expanse of water, wind whipping up the salty air onto the land, there are a great many sights and sounds to be heard along our British coastline and over our wetland habitats. This ocean biome is home not only to species of fish and gulls, but also to the largest bird of prey in the UK – the White-tailed Eagle. Join Tom as he chats to Steve Egerton-Read - the White-tailed Eagle Project Officer for Forestry England – about this incredible species.

    • 30 min
    Bearded Vulture

    Bearded Vulture

    Way up in the mountainous slopes, in Europe, Africa and Asia, one of the world’s rarest vultures soars high above the rock and snow in search of a meal. At first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve spotted some mythological creature – the orange-tinted feathers and diamond/wedge-shaped tail more akin to stories of dragons than vultures. This time, Tom discovers more about one of the most striking yet endangered vulture species in the world - the Bearded Vulture.

    • 24 min
    Burrowing Owl

    Burrowing Owl

    In open prairies and grassland from Western Canada all the way to Mexico, an owl digs in the soil, excavating an underground home. This is the Burrowing Owl, a curious bird with a surprising lifestyle of sub-terrain living and a taste for beetles and small rodents. Join Tom as he digs under the surface to explore the underground life of the Burrowing Owl – a species of tiny stature but huge character.

    • 17 min

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