Monthly Archives: July 2012

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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THE LOOK ON THEIR FACES!!

One of the pleasures of doing this work is to take other people to see Barn Owls up close; specially those who’ve contributed to the project. David Hill, the MD of our sponsors, Carbon Legacy had been promised a trip … Continue reading

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NEW RECORD FOR BBOP

No; we didn’t go out yesterday!! Saturday 7th July. Over the years, the highest number of boxes of the Broxtowe Barn Owl Project used by breeding Barn Owls was 8 in 2010. Out in the rain on Wednesday, we found … Continue reading

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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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STARTING EM YOUNG

Right from it’s conception, RUBOP recognised the importance of taking the project out to schools and the public at large and even before we’d even seen a Barn Owl, our founder Clive James and captive bred Barn Owl Speedy were … Continue reading

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