We are all very proud of Pete Webb who works in the BOT office 3 days a week. Pete has just completed the 26.2 mile Salcombe Coastal Marathon. Pete says:”Event completed on 29th April in 8.25 hours with about 7 hours moving time after meal breaks, stops & ferry crossing taken out. Sore legs but very happy […]
A big thank you to everyone that entered our Barn Owl Mini-Film Award – BOMFA – competition, to our wonderful judges, the generous businesses that donated our prizes and to the talented Tansy Barton from Plymouth College of Art who made our unique trophies. Entrants were asked to make a short film that would raise […]
Long-serving BOT Team Member, Pete Webb, will be taking on the Salcombe Coastal Marathon this April in aid of the Barn Owl Trust. Here’s what Pete has to say … ” This will be my first long distance event since 1990 when I took part in the Torbay Marathon. It took me four hours! Now […]
The State of the UK Barn Owl Population 2016 report was published in February 2017 – more details here. How did Barn Owls do in 2016? Overall, 2016 was a rather poor year for Barn Owls in the UK but with marked geographical variation. A poor year in most areas but generally better in the west of […]
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 […]
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 […]