Barn Owl Trust News

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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Bracken Bashing Volunteers LLP Wildlife Diary July 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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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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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 17th – no confirmed sightings of any of the youngsters in recent days as far as we know but the presumed (unringed) adult male does tend to […]

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Yeo Valley

Donate your Yeokens!

We WON!!! Thank you so much to all our supporters who donated their ‘Yeokins’ and helped raise a whopping £1,500 for Barn Owls! You can be sure that all of that money will be well spent on effective rescue & rehabilitation, practical Barn Owl conservation projects and vital advice that helps create great habitat for Barn […]

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Congratulations Pete

Congratulations Pete

We are all very proud of Pete Webb who works in the BOT office 3 days a week. Pete has just completed the 26.2 mile Salcombe Coastal Marathon. Pete says:”Event completed on 29th April in 8.25 hours with about 7 hours moving time after meal breaks, stops & ferry crossing taken out. Sore legs but very happy […]

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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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