Barn Owl Trust News

Bird Cake Woodpecker David Ramsden

Feed the Birds

How to make a Bird Cake for garden birds. When we’re cosy at home out of the winter weather, it’s good to know there is something we can all do to help our local wildlife. This useful addition to the Trust’s information range is a step-by-step photo guide to making ‘Bird-cakes’ for your garden birds. […]

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Oldest Wild Barn Owl

The Oldest Wild British Barn Owl

The Bisham Barn Owl Group, set up in 2014 to study Barn Owls in South Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire have made an amazing discovery – Britain’s oldest wild Barn Owl! Barn Owl Longevity Knowing how long birds live is one of the many questions answered by our national bird ringing scheme run by the British […]

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A second chance for Fallen Owlets

Click to see latest pictures of released owlets – January 2017 Background story: In early November 2016, we received a phone call from Bedfordshire Wildlife Rescue who had received two fallen owlets on the 22nd October. After determining that they could not be returned to the box because the parents had abandoned them, they were […]

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10,000 likes for the Barn Owl Trust

The Barn Owl Trust Facebook page reaches 10,000 likes! As of January 2017 we have reached a milestone with our Facebook page hitting 10,000 likes. This is amazing for the Trust and Barn Owls alike. Our Facebook page has… …assisted with reducing the amount of Barn Owls that contain rat poison through petition …raised awareness […]

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Ali’s Challenge

Congratulations to Ali Ramsden who just completed the Great West Run and raised over £900 for the Trust! This was Ali’s first half-marathon; she has been training for months and is the first person to use the ‘BT mydonate’ website to raise funds for us. She completed the course in 2hrs 28 minutes. Last week […]

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Feedback 56 and 2015-16 Annual Report

Our latest magazine, Feedback 56 (including our  2015-16 Annual Report), has just been sent to all our supporters! It goes out in full colour by email and black and white printed copies are posted. If you would like to receive our bi-annual magazine, you can support the Trust for as little as £3 a month by Adopting one of our […]

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Rodenticides On Sale

No certification, no sale of rodenticides from 1st October 2016

According to latest government figures, 95% of Barn Owls contain rat poison so the following announcement really is good news… No certification, no sale of rodenticides from 1st October. From 1st October farmers, gamekeepers, pest controllers and their employees buying professional rodenticide packs for use outdoors will need to show either an approved certificate of […]

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Baley’s New Home

At the beginning of February 2016, we demolished ‘Baley’s’ aviary along with another one that was going to be replaced later in the year. Jaz worked closely with Mark – a placement student to create the block work base, paint it and build the wooden frame. Wire mesh was re-used to make the sides and the […]

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Rescue of Willow the Barn Owl

On the 25th July 2016 we received a phone call from a member of the public who had found a Barn Owl in the road near Winkleigh. He kindly offered to take it to a vets to get it checked over. A while later, having found no signs of injury, he brought the Owl to […]

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