Monthly Archives: May 2011

BATTLING THROUGH REWARDED

Out with Neil today; hoping to finish off all the boxes east of the Fosse. The first box was a reminder as to why we no longer put boxes on trees in the middle of fields. These trees were once … Continue reading

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NOT THE BEST DAY EVER!!

Gordon came round today and brought John Revill for a Barn Owl experience. If I’m an Owl Man, then you could say that John is a Tit Man; that’s Willow Tits, doing a similar job to us but on a … Continue reading

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BARN OWLS STILL FLYING

The blog was down for a few days; all fixed now thanks to our Webmaster Kevin. May 18th. The nest box checks continued  and Neil Pinder was helping out today and he brought young Zoe with him to help brighten … Continue reading

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A BUSY DAY BUT A GOOD ONE!

Clive and Gordon joined me today for a long morning round Holme Pierrepont, Radcliffe, Stragglethorpe, Cotgrave, Clipston and Normanton on the Wolds. We found 4 Barn Owl nests, catching 7 adults, 6 of which were remarkably new birds and had out … Continue reading

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MORE OWLS BUT NOT ALL BARNS

A well chuffed householder After an early spin in the gym, I was out to a house in Keyworth where the householder had told me he had owls in his box. A unlikely setting, a big garden with some wild … Continue reading

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AN OWLY DAY

A morning spent dodging showers and though we did find owls; they weren’t really what we hoped for. Local Keyworth naturalist, Neil Pinder was my helper today. Looking into boxes where we’d had Barn Owls in the past; I found the yellow … Continue reading

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A PALE RIDER AND A SNAKE IN THE GRASS

Wednesday 11th May; out with Clive again, first to look for some owls missing on A very pale male Sunday at Tollerton; the Park gates had been locked then and with 3 boxes inside, there would be a good chance … Continue reading

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2011 A NEW BARN OWL SEASON

Sunday 8th May, our first outing to check some boxes to see what was happening with the local owls. The freezing winter was bound to have an effect and I’d had reports of quite a few birds that had succumbed … Continue reading

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