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IN MEMORY OF GYZMO 1997 - 2014 RIP
7th May 2014
1997 - 2014 RIP
Gyzmo was the original Barn Owl that helped form the Barn Owl Centre.
For those who had the pleasure of meeting him, flying him to the gloved hand & had photographed him, you would know how close we were to him.
Due to a recent & complicated illness, which we thought he was getting over, Gyzmo all of sudden took a turn & went downhill. It is sad to announce that this well loved Barn Owl, our closest friend, gently fell asleep in our hands this morning on the 7th June at 1.30am. Typing this with tears is so hard.
We will all miss you - Bye Gyz xx
Gloucestershire Wild Barn Owls 2014
21st May 2014
Nest Box 2 - Contained a brood of 5 Barn Owlets & 1 adult female
Nest Box 3 - Contained a female Mandarin Duck on 4 eggs
Nest Box 4 - Contained a brood of 6 Barn Owlets & one adult female
Nest Box 5 - Contained a brood of 5 Barn Owlets & one adult female.
All adults were ringed, one adult was already ringed & due to age of the young, only 5 Owlets were rung, which means a revisit is required. The Mandarin Duck was also ringed.
Looking at other data coming in from around the UK, it looks like Barn Owl numbers will increase significantly this year!!! Looking forward to visiting more nest boxes & hearing about the results from others who also work to support Barn Owls.
Image seen here was taken as a record of a brood of 6 Barn Owlets from Nest Box 4. Beautiful aren't they & yes they are true wild Barn Owlets & not captive bred Barn Owlets which is very important!
Barn Owl Centre adds 2 new trustees to charity
10th May 2014
Exciting times ahead with 2 new trustees now added to the Barn Owl Centre.
On the evening of Thursday 8th May 2014, an important meeting was held to take us from 4 trustees to 6 trustees. The additional trustees are.
Barn Owl Manors now off to Malaysia
9 July 2013
Barn Owl Manors attract international interest
The Barn Owl Centre are pleased to announce that we have won an international contract with a Malaysian Company, this was to supply & ship over to Malaysia, two of our super sized Barn Owl Manors.
Barn Owl Centre Documentary
7 March 2006
The Barn Owl Centre are please to provide web viewers & supporters with a televised recording of a programme called "Heart of the Country" This outlinings just some of the problems we as a charity have to deal with regarding the captive breeding of Barn Owls as Pets.