Category Archives: Barn Owl Field Work

END OF SEASON BLUES; NOT QUITE

As expected, the long hard ringing season finally petered out but not before we’d added to our total. David Stock who keeps an eye on some boxes at Hathern called to say that he’d seen Barn Owls around a box … Continue reading

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CAMERA BOX AT RCP

Rushcliffe Country Park at Ruddington could be said to have been the first home of RUBOP; our first boxes were erected here and though the provision of 7 boxes would be considered now to be overkill; in 1997, the project … Continue reading

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A NOT SO GOOD A DAY!!

As an addition to yesterdays blog on second broods; today wasn’t so good!! First the morning rain wasn’t expected, the so-called weather forecasters cocked up yet again and after yesterday’s promise of a dry day, the early morning drizzle came as a … Continue reading

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SECOND BROODS; an occasional bonus!!

It’s hard to know how the Barn Owls are aware in April that they will lay further eggs after the first lot of kids have left home in August. Second broods don’t occur every year and usually depend on the … Continue reading

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NEW BOXES FOR BARN CONVERSIONS

It’s been said that the glut of barn conversions into homes is one of the reasons for the demise of the Barn Owl. Traditionally, Barn Owls on farms often roosted in barns and nested in them if there was a … Continue reading

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700 UP FOR RUBOP!!

The day didn’t start well. I went over to Kinoulton for 09:00 to ring some chicks in a garden in the village. It’s a big garden with half of it grown as a wild flower meadow; the box has only … Continue reading

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A DAY FULL OF SURPRISES. Mostly pleasant!!

With so many universities now offering courses in various types of Nature Conservation, I often receive emails from students asking if I can offer them the chance to do some conservation work at first hand; I always try to help … Continue reading

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AFTER THE HILL, THE FORCE IS WITH US; THEN GO FOR THE BURN!!

I’ve said before that taking people out to see the Barn Owl chicks is just one of the pleasures of the job. A week after taking David Hill, MD of our sponsor, Carbon Legacy to see his first Barn Owl … Continue reading

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THE ANGEL OF COSTOCK IS A PARENT!!

20th July. It was time to ring the chicks in the box behind the Holy Cross Convent at Costock but it rained early on, drying up by 11:00 and Chris and I were a bit later than we’d arranged. Mary … Continue reading

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TANKS FOR EVERYTHING

29th June. A regular reader of these blogs will know that nothing in Barn Owling is ever straightforward; something unusual nearly always happens which is good; it stops me being bored and hopefully keeps you entertained. I had 2 helpers … Continue reading

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