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NOT ONE OF OUR BETTER DAYS!!

Wednesday 4th July. I was hoping to get the Broxtowe Barn Owl Project boxes done this week before Gordon left for Peru; he said Wednesday would be a good day but the weather forecast was not good and I got to his … Continue reading

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THE KINOULTON GHOST

A couple of weeks ago; I received an email from local ringer Pete Leonard who told me he’d visited a Kestrel box near Kinoulton and that a Barn Owl had flown from a nearby Barn Owl box. Yesterday; with Chris … Continue reading

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A FRUITFUL DAY

Tuesday 20th June. Taking advantage of the nice weather, an early start had Gordon round to help but we would be finishing early as the poor man had to travel to the airport later to catch a flight to Madeira. … Continue reading

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THE ANGEL OF COSTOCK

On the 21st March I received this email from Sister Mary Julian, 2nd in command of the Holy Cross Convent at Costock; We are very miserable as we do not seem to have any Barn Owls. I haven’t seen one … Continue reading

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BARN OWLS; THEY CAN STILL GET YOU; EVEN WHEN DEAD!!

One of the first boxes I looked in yesterday was empty except for a long-dead adult Barn Owl. This was very flat and stiff and to get rid of it, I went to skim it into the hedge bottom like … Continue reading

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A DAY OUT WITH HOWARD – the not so Tight O’Broughton.

Barn Owl helper Neil Pinder wrote the following article after a nice day out with the Owlist!! When I got in from a hard day counting Grizzled Skippers in the baking sunshine of late May with Bill “the butterfly” Bacon, … Continue reading

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OWLING WITH LAUGHTER. Report by John Revill

I had helped Gordon Ellis with erecting Barn Owl boxes in Broxtowe during June and he suggested that I should come on the next box-checking mission to see a few owls. I gladly accepted and after a very wet weekend … Continue reading

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FINAL DAY FOR RUBOP?

Friday 15th July 2011: Hopefully this was the day we’d clear up all the outstanding chick ringing; things had gone quite well so far but a few birds had deserted their eggs and broods were a bit down on the … Continue reading

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IT’S RAINING CHICKS AND NUMBER 600!!

Wednesday 13th July 2011: A couple of years ago, I had a call from a man in Keyworth who was getting regular visits to his garden from a Barn Owl. It was a very large garden with some wild grassland … Continue reading

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OUT ON THE BBOP

My friend Gordon Ellis has 30 boxes in Browtowe Borough, on the west side of the County bordering Derbyshire. From a slow beginning, we’ve gradually improved the number of Barn Owls from just 1 pair a few years ago to … Continue reading

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