On the 12th day of Christmas the Barn Owl Trust gave to me… 12 Rescued Barn Owls 11 Peacock butterflies 10 Tawny Owls 9 Belted Galloways 8 Christmas wreaths 7 BOT events 6 BOESS days 5 Grey Wagtail Chicks 4 Office […]
In our new report: State of the UK Barn Owl Population 2015, 1,224 active nests were recorded which is 26% lower than the all-years average. Similarly the number of young found in nests was a disappointing 18% below the all-years average.
Published in February 2016 – the State Of The UK Barn Owl Population 2015 can be found on our website. How did Barn Owls do in 2015? Overall, 2015 was a poor year for Barn Owls in the UK but with marked geographical variation. Our initial impression, that Barn Owls in the west had a good year and […]
After extremely long-standing service, 22 years in fact, it was time for our Main Aviary to be replaced. Enter our hand-picked Demolition Team; Aram, Phil, Kim, Tony, Mark, David and Jasmin. The resident owls were temporarily relocated to other aviaries whilst rebuilding, by Jasmin and Mark, took place. Congratulations everyone. It looks fantastic!
As the nights draw in and the weather starts to turn, lots of newly-independent juvenile owls are dispersing out from their nest sites and learning to fend for themselves. This year we released 2 Little Owls, 4 Barn Owls and 4 Tawny Owls, including Porridge and Ewok – all owlets who needed a little extra […]
The early promises of a large Barn Owl brood in our nestcam box have sadly not been realised. From the 7 eggs that were laid, 6 hatched and seemed to be doing well. However, on the morning of 22nd June 2015 we logged on to find just 2 owlets remaining and unfortunately, the smallest of […]
Update: On 18th May she had 7 eggs! We have eggs! We have two live Barn Owl webcams on a farm in Cornwall (UK). Wild Barn Owls are currently nesting there in a specially designed Barn Owl Trust nestbox . Nestcam is a close up view inside the nestbox and Barncam is a view of the same nestbox inside the barn. So […]
In the mid 60’s the Robin was voted Britain’s favourite bird and in 2007 the Barn Owl was voted Britain’s favourite farmland bird. Now there is a poll to find Britain’s national bird… You can vote on-line for one of the 10 short-listed birds: Robin, Barn Owl, Puffin, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Hen Harrier, Kingfisher, Mute Swan, […]
The Barn Owl Trust has written to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter following the release of video footage captured by a PETA investigator in February 2015. The footage showed a tethered Barn Owl being reluctant to hold a booklet in its beak and the handler clearly saying “He did it […]
Here at last, after more than a year’s development, is our new website. We have revised all the content in our old site and we now have 300+ pages, 44 galleries, countless images and embedded videos. At first glance the Home Page looks very similar to the old site but there the similarity ends! We have a completely […]