December News Bytes 2022

These newsbytes have appeared on our social media sites, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during the month and have been pulled together here.


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This evening we released the tawny that arrived on Christmas Day – at her finding place. The video is over-exposed by our head torches but you can see her orientate herself before flying off strongly.



Christmas Day casualty










Wishing all our supporters a very Happy Christmas & Peaceful New Year!


Thank you so much for all your support in 2022. The Barn Owl Trust office will be closed from 4pm today. We reopen Tuesday 3rd January 2023. Please visit our website should you need Barn Owl advice during this time.




Congratulations to the lucky winners of our 2022 Annual Prize Draw!


The list of prizes and winners is on our website here. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and to all of the generous folks who donated prizes!




Our Winter Bird walk last week certainly lived up to its name!

Species seen included Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Bull Finch, Linnet, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Wren, Blackbird, Robin, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Redwing, Common Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Wood Pigeon and Woodcock! If you would like to join us for an event, keep an eye on our Events page.










Last day for orders today!


By buying from our ethical online shop, you are helping to protect and conserve Barn Owls & their environment in the UK.





Turn your old scrap car into a donation today and support the Barn Owl Trust. It’s quick, easy and free!


Giveacar is a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides car owners who need to scrap an old car with a simple way of getting rid of the vehicle ethically and put it to good use, raising money for favourite charities. You can nominate the Barn Owl Trust as your chosen charity, when you ask them to take away your old car. It is a free service, anywhere in the UK.



Last day for BOT Christmas shopping!


Our Barn Owl themed online shop offers earth friendly gifts that are gentle on the planet, carefully chosen from ethical & fair-trade sources. Please order your ethical Christmas goodies by Thursday 15th Dec – including this beautiful Barn Owl print by acclaimed wildlife artist Steve Burgess. £50 from each sale of the limited-edition print is donated to the Barn Owl Trust. The remainder supports The Wildaid Foundation Trust.



Clearing out Barn Owl nestboxes


This photo from a recent site visit shows Mateo cleaning out a nestbox. This is necessary to ensure that the distance between the access hole and the floor of the nestbox is maintained to reduce the risk of young owls getting out before they are ready. Mateo and Pip also stabilised the box by adding brackets and created a new side inspection panel. Find out how to clear out Barn Owl nestboxes on our website.



Thank you Hilary!


The Barn Owl Trust team would like to say a huge thank you to Hilary Audus! Hilary is a very talented sculptor who supports the Trust with generous donations from her sales  Hilary Audus Sculptures.


The Countryman












The Barn Owl Trust Conservation Team is recruiting!


We are looking for two Assistant Conservation Officers to join our team! One position is primarily fieldwork based, whereas the other will be largely office-based. Full details and how to apply.




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