Monthly Archives: July 2011

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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DON’T GET BOGGED DOWN!!

Monday 18th July: A few more BBOP boxes to clear up and a return to the Greasly Estate where we’d done so well with the new boxes last year. John Revill joined Gordon and me for the day and the … 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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BACK TO THE GRIND

After a great month in Canada and Alaska, I arrived home refreshed and ready to start ringing all the chicks; some of these were approaching 6-7 weeks old so I had to get round fast before they fledged. First; some … Continue reading

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