Tuesday 20th August 2013
August is now rapidly coming to a close. Meteorologically, autumn starts at the beginning of September. The start of spring seems like it was only yesterday!
We said goodbye to 2 young WOT bred Long-eared Owls yesterday, as they went to a private collection in North Wales. Young birds leaving us is always a sign of time marching on.
It's been a week of lots of little repairs. Here and there, there's always something that needs mending. It's a bit like the Forth Rail Bridge, which constantly needs re painting.
I will be going out shortly, with Millie, our Conservation Officer. We will be checking a few of the Barn Owl nest boxes which are dotted around the grounds. If these sites are following the current trend, they will most likely be empty. Fingers crossed I'm wrong!
There haven't been many news worthy events this week, but I have been asked to plug our brand new 2014 owl calendar, which retails at £7 - which includes P+P, and which is available from the World Owl Trust Office. The photos featured were taken by WOT staff and volunteers, and provide an intimate snapshot into the life of the owls at the centre.
See you next week
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P.S. I went up to the intake at Muncaster. We checked 2 nest boxes. As predicted, they were empty, although the first box showed signs of having been inhabited by a Squirrel. There was a very discreet deer path underneath the nestboxes however, and there was some evidence to show the path had been used very recently. Please check out the attached photos.
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