Barn Owl Trust News

Barn Owls Dawn Dusk Nick Pitts

Mid-summer Walk

Thursday 20th JUNE 2019 – 2.00pm Enjoy a gentle evening stroll around the Lennon Legacy Project land and then join us for refreshments in our lovely wood-panelled Meeting Room. We can’t promise you’ll see a wild Barn Owl but you will get to see perfect Barn Owl habitat. Suggested donation per person: £8 (Friends of BOT […]

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Butterflies Of Rough Grassland 09

Butterfly Walk

Tues 2nd JULY  2019 – 2:30pm Join us for a walk around the Lennon Legacy Project land to see the many butterflies (including the beautiful Marbled White) that have benefited from the Barn Owl habitat we have created here. Photos of butterfly species found on our 26 acre nature reserve, managed for Barn Owls. Suggested donation […]

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Bat

Bat Walk

Friday 9th AUGUST 2019 – 7.30pm Lead by a local bat expert, this  event will involve a walk around the LLP during the early evening and stopping in different habitats to listen for bat activity with a bat detector; bring your own detector if you have one please. We have previously recorded: Greater horseshoe. Lesser horseshoe. Common pipistrelle. […]

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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

  The Barn Owl Trust webcams are no longer available. 😥 Other Barn Owl webcams March 2019 And now for some bad news….. After 11 years of (largely successful) streaming of Nestcam and Barncam, the site we’ve been using in Cornwall is to become unavailable due to circumstances beyond our control. We thought it wiser […]

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Dormouse Young LLP Wildlife Diary May 2019

Wildlife Diary 2019

  May 2019 The month started well with a defensive Roe Deer hind in the field seeing off anything that came too close; presumably her fawn was in the grass nearby. A Cuckoo was heard calling not far away at the same time, sadly a very unusual sound these days away from the high ground […]

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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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