On the 12th day of Christmas the Barn Owl Trust gave to me… 12 Rescued Barn Owls 11 Peacock butterflies 10 Tawny Owls 9 Belted Galloways 8 Christmas wreaths 7 BOT events 6 BOESS days 5 Grey Wagtail Chicks 4 Office […]
Barn Owls are breeding in our nestcam nestbox. You can follow the fortunes of our wild Cornish Barn Owls by visiting our live nestcam or reading our nestcam diary. The pair first got together at the end of February and the first egg was laid on April 12th with number 6 appearing on the 25th. […]
Our Cornish Barn Owls have laid their first egg of the year. On the 12th April 2016, around 6.30pm, the female Barn Owl laid her first egg. The video below was taken during the following day from our Nestcam, showing the female changing incubating position. Keep up to date with all the action via our […]
December 2016 A Green Woodpecker was heard yaffling on the 2nd. Our grazier brought in 5 Belted Galloway cows with their month-old calves on the 6th for a spot of late winter grazing. The breed is quieter, more docile and lighter than normal and we expect to have them for no more than a couple […]
In our new report: State of the UK Barn Owl Population 2015, 1,224 active nests were recorded which is 26% lower than the all-years average. Similarly the number of young found in nests was a disappointing 18% below the all-years average.
Published in February 2016 – the State Of The UK Barn Owl Population 2015 can be found on our website. How did Barn Owls do in 2015? Overall, 2015 was a poor year for Barn Owls in the UK but with marked geographical variation. Our initial impression, that Barn Owls in the west had a good year and […]
After extremely long-standing service, 22 years in fact, it was time for our Main Aviary to be replaced. Enter our hand-picked Demolition Team; Aram, Phil, Kim, Tony, Mark, David and Jasmin. The resident owls were temporarily relocated to other aviaries whilst rebuilding, by Jasmin and Mark, took place. Congratulations everyone. It looks fantastic!
As the nights draw in and the weather starts to turn, lots of newly-independent juvenile owls are dispersing out from their nest sites and learning to fend for themselves. This year we released 2 Little Owls, 4 Barn Owls and 4 Tawny Owls, including Porridge and Ewok – all owlets who needed a little extra […]
The early promises of a large Barn Owl brood in our nestcam box have sadly not been realised. From the 7 eggs that were laid, 6 hatched and seemed to be doing well. However, on the morning of 22nd June 2015 we logged on to find just 2 owlets remaining and unfortunately, the smallest of […]
Update: On 18th May she had 7 eggs! We have eggs! We have two live Barn Owl webcams on a farm in Cornwall (UK). Wild Barn Owls are currently nesting there in a specially designed Barn Owl Trust nestbox . Nestcam is a close up view inside the nestbox and Barncam is a view of the same nestbox inside the barn. So […]