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Back in the Collection

 One of the most visually striking owls is the Oriental Bay Owl Phodilus badius. They always make me think of Extra-terrestrials when I see them. About the same size as a Barn Owl, with Orange upper wings and back, a fawn chest and face and large dark eyes separated by a wide V-shape and Orange edged facial disk, the two upper corners of their...
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Christmas has Arrived at the World Owl Trust

Bonfire night is out of the way and so now we can look forward to Yuletide.  We are lucky that the bulk of the trust's Owl collection is well away from habitation, which means they don't have to cope with nights of Fireworks being let off. Now that it is all done and dusted, we can look forward to Christmas and wh...
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The WOT's App has taken off.

Memberships - The World Owl Trust - Cumbria Click here to join the trust and gain access to this great recording and surveying tool  Calling all Owl Lovers The World Owl Trust (WOT) is very excited to announce the launch of its new Owl surveying and monitoring App The WOT's App. The great app which is incl...
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Guest — Nigel Overal
What a brilliant idea for the whole family tracking: Owls.
Sunday, 14 June 2020 08:57
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Still Going Strong

At the start of 2020 nobody could have predicted the way things were going to go. WOT were moving birds around and putting Breeding pairs together. We were building aviaries to house some of the Collection back in Cumbria ready for Members to start visiting again. We managed to squeeze a wedding into the diary as well and then Chaos struck. Th...
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Tengmalm's Owl Drops In

A slightly unusual occurrence happened last week when a Tengmalm's Owl (Aegolius funereus) dropped in on a garden in the Shetland Isles. These wonderful small Owls live all around the edge of the Arctic Circle in the Boreal Forests and this one has probably been blown in from Northern Europe, possibly paying a visit while it still has freedom ...
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Develop a GCSE in Natural History

Re-engagement with Britain's natural history has never been more urgent. Young people need the skills to name, observe, monitor and record wildlife. It is vital to understand the contribution nature makes to our lives physically, culturally, emotionally and scientifically both in the past and today Britain's reputation for recording its natural his...
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Sponsored walk of the Icknield Way

Kevan Palmer WOT trustee writes about his planned sponsored walk for the Trust. On the 1st July this year I will begin a personal journey that I have wanted to undertake for a long time. That is to walk the 110 miles of the Britain's oldest path – the Icknield Way. The path has origins that can be traced back at least to the Neolithic where it was ...
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