Barn Owl Trust News

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Tawny Owl Rescue

On Thurday 21st July, responding to a call from a member of the public, we collected an injured Tawny Owl from the central reservation of the A38 near Ashburton, Devon. The bird was somewhat subdued and, due to its location, we suspect it had collided with a vehicle. Sadly this is not uncommon. Major roads are a significant […]

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A second Grey Wagtail nest!

It’s been very busy in the Lennon Legacy Project over the last couple of months with lots of wildlife, we’ve been seeing roe deer, one even had a fawn.  Our dippers have fledged and we have seen our first Marbled White butterflies.  We have another Grey Wagtail nest in the LLP – the second one […]

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Grey Wagtail Nest – another first for the LLP

The eggs in our first-ever Grey Wagtail nest have now hatched and we have a brood of 5 healthy-looking young in the implement shelter. By chance, the female was off the nest, allowing us to get in close and capture this image. We discovered the nest with an adult incubating eggs in the implement shelter in Forde Orchard, part of the Trusts Lennon Legacy […]

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Rat Poison Rodenticide Neosorexa On Farm

Our Rodenticide Campaign goes European

As you’ve probably heard by now, most owls (including 95% of Barn Owls), raptors, and even hedgehogs contain rat poison. Under EU regulations, member states are permitted to authorise the sale and use of rodenticides (rat poisons) for five years at a time. As part of the current review, the EU’s European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) […]

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Surviving against the odds

When we received our most recent Barn Owl for rehabilitation last Wednesday (6th January) we were convinced that the bird wouldn’t make it through the night due to the terrible state she was in. At just 215g, she was below starvation weight for a female Barn Owl. The odds didn’t look good! To avoid stressing […]

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Give As You Live

Raise Funds as you shop online

If you shop online you can raise donations for the Barn Owl Trust without it costing you a penny by signing up with ‘Give as you Live’ To date (November 2015) 149 folk have signed up to support our work and raised an amazing £2,256.74  by using ‘Give as you Live’  to shop at over […]

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Little Owl

Freedom for wild Little Owls

The two Little Owls received at the end of July from Vale Wildlife Hospital near Tewkesbury were released last night in our orchard. After being fitted with BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) rings on the 18th August the Owls were placed in one of our mobile aviaries in the orchard to acclimatise them to their […]

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Rescued Little Owl

Lots of New Arrivals!

Things can change very quickly around here. As recently as the beginning of last week, we only had a single owl waiting for release. That’s all changed! We were asked by Vale Wildlife Rescue in Tewkesbury, if we could help with releasing some owls. While they do sterling work with regard to rescuing and rehabilitating […]

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A new name for Seymour

Earlier this month we asked you all to suggest a new name for Seymour the Barn Owl, as ‘he’ turned out to be female. As Seymour came to us as an owlet, we had to wait until it had matured a little to be sure of the sex. About 90% of Barn Owls can be […]

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