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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. April 2017 20th – not wishing to speak too soon, particularly in light of the gap between eggs 1 and 2, but it’s been 4 days since egg 7 appeared so […]

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Wildlife Words poetry book Vol 4

Poetry Competition 2017

Calling all Poets! We are delighted to announce our 5th Open Poetry Competition and invite YOU to take part. This year’s subject is Wildlife/Conservation. All profits from the competition will help provide care for casualty birds. We also hope to produce Volume 5 of our ‘Wildlife Words’ anthology this autumn with some of the entries submitted. There […]

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Barn Owl Mini Film Award Winners

Barn Owl Mini-Film Award Winners

A big thank you to everyone that entered our Barn Owl Mini-Film Award – BOMFA – competition, to our wonderful judges, the generous businesses that donated our prizes and to the talented Tansy Barton from Plymouth College of Art who made our unique trophies. Entrants were asked to make a short film that would raise […]

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Pete Salcombe Marathon

Pete’s Marathon Challenge!

Long-serving BOT Team Member, Pete Webb, will be taking on the Salcombe Coastal Marathon this April in aid of the Barn Owl Trust. Here’s what Pete has to say … ” This will be my first long distance event since 1990 when I took part in the Torbay Marathon. It took me four hours! Now […]

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Oldest Wild Barn Owl

The Oldest Wild British Barn Owl

Background The Bisham Barn Owl Group, set up in 2014 to study Barn Owls in South Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire have made an amazing discovery – Britain’s oldest wild Barn Owl! Barn Owl Longevity Knowing how long birds live is one of the many questions answered by our national bird ringing scheme run by the […]

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Mandarin Drake On The Ponds LLP Wildlife Diary April 2017

Wildlife Diary 2017

April 2017 On the 1st the male Mandarin was sitting on top of the duck box erected on the Sycamore stump in mid-December raising hopes that they would at last stay and breed. They haven’t been seen since . . . . . After another very disappointing show of Snowdrops and Daffodils in the orchard […]

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A second chance for Fallen Owlets

Click to see latest pictures of released owlets – January 2017 Background story: In early November 2016, we received a phone call from Bedfordshire Wildlife Rescue who had received two fallen owlets on the 22nd October. After determining that they could not be returned to the box because the parents had abandoned them, they were […]

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10,000 likes for the Barn Owl Trust

The Barn Owl Trust Facebook page reaches 10,000 likes! As of January 2017 we have reached a milestone with our Facebook page hitting 10,000 likes. This is amazing for the Trust and Barn Owls alike. Our Facebook page has… …assisted with reducing the amount of Barn Owls that contain rat poison through petition …raised awareness […]

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BOMFA Clapperboard

Barn Owl Mini-Film Awards

Entries for the competition are now CLOSED. Winners will be announced on the Barn Owl Trust website in March, 2017. The Barn Owl Mini-Film Awards run from 1st May 2016 and will close on 16th December 2016. If you are interested in entering: Make a short film  – the theme is the Barn Owl – the objective is […]

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