December News Bytes 2021

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


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Our Senior Conservation Officer led a Winter Bird Walk for the public on our reserve here in Devon. The Lennon Legacy Project (LLP) has plenty of rough grassland with reinstated hedgerows, and also includes an area of bird crop, a wildlife tower, two Barn Owl poleboxes, a re-wilding section, an area of woodland with the River Ashburn running through it and, of course, beautiful views from the top of the hill!

You can find out more about the LLP here, and if you are interested in joining one of our reserve walks with a member of the Conservation Team, keep an eye on our events page.



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We received this wonderful card from our friends at the Barn Owl Foundation (Hungary). Isn’t it lovely!

Happy Christmas everyone



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We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us this year! Without your donations and help, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do for Barn Owls! Our office will be closing tomorrow for a break, but we will be back on Tuesday 4th January. Wishing you all a lovely Christmas and New Year

Photo: Phil Thorogood



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Our Conservation Officers recently held a Winter Bird Walk for a group from Devon Birds. Devon Birds helped significantly with the funding for the bird crop this year! On this walk the group got to see Linnets, Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Goldfinches, a Brambling and a Reed Bunting all feeding in the crop

Find out more about how to create great Barn Owl habitat.



Some unexpected Christmas cheer!Picture4

Thank you so much to Keith Peacock who works for Walter C. Parson Funeral Directors in Ivybridge for presenting us with a great cheque!

They kindly nominated the BOT to receive this donation in lieu of sending Christmas Cards. A very thoughtful idea – much appreciated!

You can support us here!

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You can find out all about pellet analysis on our website here! You can also purchase Owl pellet dissection packs in our shop, which is what Hamilton College did.






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The last chance to order your ethical and eco-friendly gifts & cards for Christmas from our online shop is midnight on Wednesday 15th December to ensure delivery.

All profits help Barn Owls!

Photo by Mike Pearce – kindly donated as a Christmas card image – available here.



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Please adopt Silver – our latest rescued Barn Owl.

Silver is a very beautiful owl who is blind in one eye and cannot fly properly – so she’s not able to survive in the wild and will be cared for here at the Trust, for the rest of her life.

A Barn Owl Adoption is a special, unusual and ethical gift for Christmas, which can be emailed to anywhere in the world!



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Just in time for Christmas. Stuck for a last minute gift idea?

Our Clean Green Hair & Body Care Gift Packs are entirely plastic free, ethically sourced and gentle on the Planet. Each pack contains a Wooden Pocket Comb, a Loofah/ Terry Body Palm Pad, an Organic Cotton Face Cloth, and a Wooden Nail Brush. Select from a wide range of combinations to add your choice of ‘Friendly’ soaps, shampoo bars, conditioner bars or shave bar to complete your bespoke pack. Prices from £12 -£20.50. Packs are individually wrapped in tissue and sent with a gift label.


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The Barn Owl Trust office closed for Christmas and re-opened on Tuesday the 4th of January. If you have any Barn Owl queries over the Christmas period, please take a look at our website which contains a huge amount of information! Keep safe and well

Photo: Phil Thorogood

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