Skydancer Day 2022

Skydancer Day

Megan McCubbin and Indy Green hosted our second online Skydancer Day on Saturday 14th May 2022.

The event is now on our YouTube channel to watch on demand in its entirety, as are all the individual items.

Many thanks to Keith Offord for permission to use the photographs here (except that of the fledgling hen harrier, which is copyright RSPB). All are copyright, whether marked or otherwise and permission must be sought for their further use. Find out  more about Keith's work here:


The programme

Skydancer Day 2022



Megan and Indy get us started.

What is a hen harrier?

A brief introduction by young naturalist Aneeshwar Kunchala

Persecution of the skydancers

A beautiful new song by Stronghill, which they are very generously offering for sale with all proceeds to Hen Harrier Action. You can find it here.

Our hen harrier nest camera

Stuart Spray tells us about Tarras Valley's exciting plans for 2022, in collaboration with Hen Harrier Action

Satellite tags – unlocking the secrets of animals’ lives

The RSPB's Nigel Butcher explains how they work and what they can tell us

Hen harrier art in nature

Iolo Williams on the beach

Scottish upland reform

Mairi McAllan, Scotland’s Minister for Environment, Biodiversity and Land Reform, in conversation with Revive’s Max Wiszniewski

White-tailed sea eagles return to Dorset

A short video celebrating the return of raptors to Poole Harbour

The power of words

Gill Lewis launches this year’s Young Wild Writer competition

Annie Aloysius and Neha Narne tell us how Neha’s winning 2020 poem helped save their threatened allotment site

Ask Megan & Indy

Put your questions to our presenters, via YouTube, email ( or Twitter (#SkydancerDay)


Working with:

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Hen Harrier Action is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC049943.

Registered Charity SC049903