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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. […]