Mar 232017
 
Marsh Harrier and Short-eared Owls at Elmley NNR

I took a drive down to Elmley this afternoon after work thinking it’s as good a place as any to clear the head after a very hard week of chasing numbers. I spent two hours there with little to note other than singing Skylarks, Lapwings and a few Redshank before it all kicked off. First […]

Mar 162017
 
Pallid Harrier at New Holkham

The weather forecast was predicting rain for most of the day but with yesterdays reports of Pallid Harrier in New Holkham I was compelled to take the old fella up the A11 in search of his first Pallid Harrier and the bird he had made his main target for 2017. We arrived at first light […]

Mar 052017
 
British Barn Owls still struggling to adapt to modern life

One of the most widespread birds of prey in the world, the Common Barn Owl Tyto alba has proven so successful at adapting to life alongside humans that even its very name reflects the symbiotic relationship that has been shared by farmers and this charismatic bird over the course of thousands of years. Common Barn […]

Jan 292017
 
Lechuza de campanario (Barn owl) Tyto alba

En un nuevo aporte escrito para el Blog compartimos estas fotografías de otra de las hermosas lechuzas que pudimos observar junto al amigo Nicolás Pavese; la Lechuza de campanario, Chuinda en mbyá-guaraní. Espectacular cerrar el año de esta manera, increíble poder ver y fotografiar a esta especie, pensar que hasta comienzos del 2016 solo había […]

Dec 302016
 
Snow Buntings at Salthouse

Barn Owl, Buzzard and Marsh Harrier at Burnham Norton kicked the day off well. A Water Rail was a nice surprise at Brancaster Staithe whilst watching a good variety of waders in the harbour. At Thornham the Twite flew back and forth but remained mobile and a Kingfisher buzzed through without stopping. Lot’s of Skylark […]

May 042014
 
Barn owls suffer worst year on record

Barn owls suffered their worst year on record in 2013 as they struggled in the bitterly cold spring, conservationists have said. Results from barn owl monitoring schemes around the UK revealed the number of sites where nesting took place last year was significantly down in every area compared to previous years, and some surveys found […]

Apr 242014
 
Chile turns to owls to combat fatal disease

This year the Hanta virus has already caused 15 deaths in Chile, according to reports in The Santiago Times. It isn’t always fatal—the 15 deaths were of a total of 36 cases over six months—but the symptoms are severe. Those affected experience flu-like symptoms, as well as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and trouble breathing. As is […]

Feb 242014
 
How to Enjoy Owls in Winter (or Anytime)

Owls have been in the spotlight recently, from the DC snowy owl to the Colbert Report. They are incredible and elusive creatures. Here are some ways you can experience and learn about owls first-hand this winter. Go on an owl walk, or “owling.” Winter is actually a great time to search for owls (as long […]

Jan 172014
 
2013 Was a Great Year for British Wildlife

Despite some severe concerns about the world’s different species, 2013 actually turned out to be a bumper year for British wildlife. Here’s why, and a look ahead at what 2014 might have in store. An unusually warm summer that ended a spate of six dismal ones helped wildlife up and down the stretch of Britain […]