Barn Owl Trust News

Countryfile Feb 19

BOT on Countryfile

The Barn Owl Trust was featured on Countryfile’s ‘Winter Special’ on Sunday 10th February. A days filming in January was condensed into a concise 7.5 minute piece where presenter Steve Brown talked to David (our Head of Conservation) about what Barn Owls need to get them through the winter. Following the programme our website had […]

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Barn Owl Webcam Nestcam Screenshot 8th February 2019

Nestcam Diary 2019

To watch our wild Barn Owl webcams, please go to WildlifeTV and click the Barn Owl photo for Barncam or Nestcam. Wildlife TV kindly provides the cameras and live footage free to the Trust. About our owl cams.   February 2019 8th – in a miraculous stroke of genius, Paul (Colin’s tech guy) somehow managed to sort out the streaming, so everyone should […]

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Hen Harrier Over Winter Bird Crop LLP Wildlife Diary February 2019

Wildlife Diary 2019

  February 2019 The month started with several centimetres of snow and sub-zero temperatures. Half an hour’s observation at the bird crop on the morning of the 1st saw all birds keeping very low, flying infrequently and feeding voraciously. Numbers counted included 50+ Linnet, 10++ Reed Bunting, 5+ Goldfinch and 5+ Chaffinch, though it felt like […]

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Distribution Uk Survey Map

Report Your Barn Owl Sighting

Over 7,000 people have reported more than 13,000 Barn Owl sightings on our Barn Owl Survey UK website. Launched in 2014, the site provides the opportunity to log records of Barn Owls, dead or alive, anywhere in the UK. Users can create a unique log-on so they can go back and add to their records and […]

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Rat Poison Rodenticide Neosorexa On Farm

No Reduction in Barn Owl Contamination

The latest results from the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme show that the UK RODENTICIDE STEWARDSHIP REGIME, introduced in 2016/17, has not (yet) reduced the exposure of Barn Owls to Rat Poison. 90% of dead Barn Owls sent in by the public in 2017 contained one or more rodenticides. The vast majority of rat poisons used […]

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Baby Barn Owl rescue

10 All-New Barn Owl Conservation Videos!

The Barn Owl Trust is proud to announce the release of 10 new instructional videos on Barn Owl conservation. These videos have been designed to give members of the public and all involved with Barn Owl conservation an invaluable visual reference source. We noticed an absence of useful Barn Owl material on YouTube. We searched […]

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Winter Bird Crop Reed Bunting LLP Wildlife Diary December 2018

Wildlife Diary 2018

December 2018 Our Dormouse license-holding volunteer Tony checked the boxes on the 4th, making sure they were in good condition and clearing them out ready for next spring. Another nest discovered, making a total of 7 for the year, whilst a Woodcock was accidentally flushed from Corner Wood. Monitoring of the winter bird crop on […]

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