Hen harrier tagging project underway in the Highlands

CONSERVATION project to protect Scotland's hen harriers is being carried out at MoD base

Tagging of hen harrier chicks is underway in Argyll. Picture: Contributed

This young hen harrier chick is one of a pair satellite tagged at a Ministry of Defence base in Argyll as part of a national RSPB project to protect and conserve the threatened birds of prey.

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The pair came from a nest of four young located at HM Naval Base Clyde’s high security Coulport site, the storage and loading facility for the UK’s Trident nuclear warheads.

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