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The Barn Owl Trust

Conserving the Barn Owl and its Environment

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Nestcam Diary 2014


April 2014

22nd - still no regular sightings of the owls, but at least Nestcam appears to have settled down a bit. Unfortunately we can't get Barncam to work, but we'll keep trying.

14th - we can only get Nestcam working for the moment and we're not sure why. However, the box is very, very empty and there haven't even been any reports of the pair from the landowner. One wonders whether they've gone elsewhere to breed . . . We'll keep working on Barncam of course to try to get it up and running, but to be honest it doesn't sound like we're missing much. It was always likely that the site would experience an absence of nesting one year, and perhaps this is it. However, it's still early so there's still time for things to come good.

10th - apologies for the lack of recent updates. The cameras are down again and we don't quite know why. However, we are lead to believe that there has been no change in status at the site so it's still quiet in the nesting barn. We are endeavouring to sort the problem as quickly as we can, but due to pressure of work it's taking longer than we had hoped. Apologies once again.


March 2014

17th - the landowner informs us that a pair of birds was seen in the barn on Friday night. These were later videoed copulating, which is a great sign. However, they're not yet roosting in the barn during the day, which is not good news. Fingers crossed they move in to lay.

14th - after over a month of no streaming, we've finally sorted the computers down at the farm. Although the landowner reports a Barn Owl as still being about at present, it doesn't seem to be spending much time in the nestbox.

Some of you will have noticed an improvement in the Nestcam image; this is as a direct of result of some generous donations received last summer, which enabled us to upgrade the camera. Thank you very much to those that contributed funds for this purpose. We hope you all enjoy watching.

3rd - apologies once again for the lack of an image. We think the computer at the farm has been damaged and will need to be replaced or repaired. Our IT guru Alan is on stand-by to visit once we get the spare parts we think we need and hopefully then normal service will be restored thereafter. Again, thank you for your patience.


February 2014

10th - it now transpires that our computer down at the farm may also have blown during the lightning strike. Please be assured that we are trying to sort this as soon as possible and apologies (again) for any inconvenience.

3rd - sorry, still no connection forthcoming from BT, though it is supposed to be in the next couple of days if we're lucky.


January 2014

20th - just a quick update to say that BT are apparently struggling to re-connect the farm's telephone line but hope to do it some time this week. Apologies for the inconvenience.

9th - apologies to those frustrated at not being able to access the cameras at the moment. A direct lightning strike at the farm during the storms a couple of days ago has outed the hub and much of the telephone cabling! This is currently being replaced or repaired and it is hoped normal service will resume in the very near future. Thanks for your patience.

6th - a single Barn Owl has been in the nestbox or barn for most of the festive period, and is currently at roost again today.

The Barn Owl Trust is dedicated to conservation & education and does not operate a visitor centre.
Barn Owl Trust staff and volunteers
Waterleat, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7HU
+44 (0) 1364 653026