Climate change is happening now. If they survive, my grandchildren and yours are going to have to deal with a very different world.
December At midday on the 4th the following birds were recorded in the crop; c. 300 linnets, c. 40 Chaffinch, 10 Greenfinch (a site record), 8 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 5+ Wren, 1 Blue Tit and 1 Coal Tit were all utilising the crop, whilst a Yellowhammer was heard on or over the crop. The […]
We are pleased to announce the winners of our ‘Wildlife Words’ Poetry Competition 2019, the details can also be found in the Spring issue of our bi-annual magazine Feedback which is sent to Friends of the Trust and supporters. Our Open Poetry Competition invited entries for a poem on “Protecting Life on Earth“. All profits […]
The State of the UK Barn Owl Population 2018 report has just been published and distributed by email to all our UK conservation contacts. The results are based on the checking of 7,190 potential nest sites by 37 independent Barn Owl projects, and ringing groups. The number of contributing groups has grown from 28 in […]
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 […]
On 22nd November 2018 wildlife artist John Walters found a ringed Barn Owl whilst out for a walk on Chudleigh Knighton Heath in south Devon. The bird was alive but too weak to fly. After taking a quick photo (right), John picked her up and brought her to the Barn Owl Trust. She weighed just […]
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 […]
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 […]
This year the Barn Owl Trust is celebrating its 30th year as a registered charity! “Conserving the Barn Owl and its Environment” Founded in 1988, we’re still a very small UK charity working very hard to conserve one of the most beautiful birds on Earth. We believe that we can reverse Barn Owl decline through education […]
Spring 2018 05/04/18 The first egg has been reported to us today, from a site in North Devon. This is something of a surprise after all the cold and wet weather Devon and Cornwall has experienced recently.