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Courses Barn Boess Survey

Barn Owl Trust courses for ecologists and planners

NEW DATES ADDED Our next training courses will take place on Thursday 16th – Friday 17th November and Tuesday 21st – Thursday 23rd November 2017 We offer 2 different one-day courses: Barn Owl Ecology, Surveys and Signs (BOESS) – a one-day foundation course covering Barn Owl ecology, legislation, surveying and basic mitigation. Typically run twice in February, […]

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Male Barn Owl entering nestbox screenshot

Nestcam Diary 2017

To see our live Barn Owl webcams please go to WildlifeTV and click the Barn Owl photo for Barncam or Nestcam. Wildlife TV kindly provides the cameras and images free to the Trust. August 2017 21st – there was some excitement this evening when an unringed Barn Owl was in the barn with a ringed bird. It could simply have been the […]

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Bat Walk

Friday 18th AUGUST 2017 – 7-30pm  Lead by a local bat expert, this  event will involve a walk around the LLP during the early evening and stopping in different habitats to listen for bat activity with a bat detector; bring your own detector if you have one please. We have previously recorded: Greater horseshoe. Lesser horseshoe. Common pipistrelle. Soprano pipistrelle. […]

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Swimming Barn Owl

Swimming Barn Owl

This unique footage of a swimming Barn Owl came to us from our Spanish friend Iñigo. During the heat wave in southern Spain at the beginning of August this breeding male took a dip in a neighbouring swimming pool. Unfortunately for the owl the steep sides of the pool meant that he couldn’t climb out. […]

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Roe Deer In The LLP LLP Wildlife Diary August 2017

Wildlife Diary 2017

August 2017 There was a young deer in the road adjacent to Kiln Close at about 9pm on the 8th. It or another came up the Kiln Close hedgerow from the road at about 6pm on the 12th and yet another sighting was of probably the same individual behind the wildlife tower on the 14th. […]

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Wild Flower Walk 29th April 15 (12)

Wildlife Walk & Cream Tea

Thursday 7th SEPTEMBER 2017 – 2.30pm  Enjoy an afternoon walk in the Lennon Legacy Project and hear how Barn Owl habitat benefits other wildlife from our local experts. We have a wonderful array of native plants and flowers, insects, butterflies, other birds and mammals using the land. Please note that the terrain is steep and uneven in places. Please […]

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LLP Walk Summer 2014

Autumn Colours Walk

Thursday 19th OCTOBER  2017 – 2:30pm As the year end draws near, join us for the last walk of the season and breathe the Autumn air from the Lennon Legacy Project. See the haven we have created for wildlife, with open grassland and woodland alongside the River Ashburn and then have refreshments in our beautiful Meeting […]

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BAROW staff loc 42 young mab 04 [David Ramsden] 200907 (B)

UK Barn Owl population – latest news

21/07/17 With all ringing results now finally in it seems 2017 has been another relatively disappointing year, with nesting occupancy rates slightly below average, but brood size slightly above. Fortunately the weather has been rather fine, otherwise it might have been worse. 31/05/17 The first half a dozen annual monitoring visits have been conducted, revealing […]

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Barn Owl Trust Trailer

New Display Trailer arrives at BOT

Summer is an exciting time of year for us at the Trust, with annual monitoring site visits and all the shows we attend and 2017 has been made even more exciting by the arrival of our new display trailer.   Paid for by grants from various charities and legacies this trailer is light-weight and comes with solar […]

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