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Barn Owl With Barbed Wire

Lucky to be Alive

September 2013 This young Barn Owl was the subject of a call to our Live Owl Emergency line on Friday. Recently fledged, she’d managed to get her legs tangled in baler twine and then get hooked onto barbed wire on an electricity pole only a short distance from the nest. Glenda Calvert from Pry House […]

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Rodenticides On Sale

SGARs (Rat Poison) and Barn Owls

June 2013 SGARs (Rat Poison) and Barn Owls – Let’s get the information right The Barn Owl Trust campaigns for better information about the effect of Rodenticides on wildlife. At least 76% of farms in the UK use Second Generation Anti-coagulant Rodenticides (SGARs). The Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme shows that a shocking 91% of Barn […]

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Barn Owl Trust Barn Owl Poster

Celebrating 25 years as a registered charity

January 2013 It’s almost impossible to believe that this year the Trust will be 25 years old! Please help to support our work and to celebrate our 25th birthday by promoting the Trust, recruiting new Friends or holding a fund-raising event. A coffee morning for your friends, a car boot sale, a draw, plant stall, […]

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LLP Wildlife Tower 2012

Wildlife Diary 2012

December 2012 On the 12th, 6 Plymouth University students spent the morning searching for Brown Hairstreak eggs on the new Blackthorn growth along our roadside perimeter. This is apparently by far the best way of surveying for this rather retiring species, as adults either spend most of their time at rest, or high up in […]

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Barn Owl Conservation Handbook

Uncovered: The killing of Britain’s Barn Owls

The first-ever Barn Owl Conservation Handbook, exposes the issues facing Britain’s Barn Owls and is a highly critical wake-up call for the Highways Agency, the rodenticide manufacturers and the Health and Safety Executives of Chemicals Regulation Directorate. Barn Owls are Britain’s most popular farmland bird but they have declined by at least 70% and there […]

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LLP Vole Hole [David Ramsden] 230308 (A)

Wildlife Diary 2011

December 2011 On the 12th the regular Plymouth University group finally finished cutting back bramble from North Park. A couple of days later a Conservation Team Work Party spent some much-needed time in the orchard. The plastic tree guards that had become brittle in the two years they’ve been in service were taken off and […]

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