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Archive of posts tagged barn owl

Pellet probe proves presence

by Rod Kebble The second of Bill Young’s six wildlife monitoring reports for 2013 has now been published on this site. It is a more detailed version of the article that appeared here in June 2013 and describes how the volunteer wildlife monitors are able to establish the presence of certain small mammals at Pierrepont […]

Pellet probing reveals local owl’s preferences

by Brian Lavers In an attempt to discover the menu preferences of “our” so far lone Pierrepont barn owl, the Monitoring Group on Saturday 22nd June recovered a number of pellets (the regurgitated and, to an owl at least, indigestible remains of its prey) from below its favourite perch within one of the farm buildings. […]

Nest box summary
shows dip in young bird numbers

by Rod Kebble The 2012 Pierrepont Farm nest box summary shows that there was a sharp drop in the numbers of young birds this spring, due to the wet weather. A number of nest boxes contained only incomplete nests, which never had eggs laid in them. The survey of nest boxes, conducted on 17th May, […]

Bird news

by Rod Kebble The Spring survey by species table has been updated to include Spring 2012; House martins have been spotted hunting insects over the dairy pond — but so far none have moved into the nests built for them on the front of the dairy itself; Over last weekend, three chaffinch chicks were found […]