Babes in the Woodland

I received my first baby tawny owlet request for assistance today; obviously on it's first flight from the nest, this owlet had ended up on a couples windowsill, and upon their approach had dropped to the floor and hidden in a corner.


Usually they are fine if left, and will climb back into a tree the following evening (using beak and very strong talons) with the encouragement of the parent birds, where they will be rewarded with a meal - and probably a telling off for straying!


Also this weekend we have heard the mature herons affirming their bonds for this years' nesting season. This means I have a little over a week to get the maintenance completed at the bottom of the Home Reserve - always a rush on this reserve, as the nesting season stretches for most of the year due to the multitude and variety of birds which call it 'home'.


Nigel

ADVICE

Wild Bird Advice and information

Many people would help birds more, if they knew simple easy ways in which they could help wild birds, without going to too-much extra trouble. Often there are ways to help – that don’t actually ‘cost’ anything at all, but can make a huge difference to making birds welcome and safe in the environment around us.

One of the main causes of bird injuries (especially young birds in the summer months), is being attacked by both pet and feral cats. A simple way to combat thi

Read More

LATEST NEWS

  • Voles under attack!

    I have chatted before about the poor Field Voles on The Meadow Reserve. Attacked by the night shift of Barn Owls and

    Readmore...

    February 13, 2017
  • Homes for all!

    We were surprised to hear the rat-attat-tat drumming of the woodpecker this morning on the Home Reserve, clearly feel

    Readmore...

    January 29, 2017
  • A quick word from John Thorpe....

    This is by way of a huge 'Thank You' to everyone who donated to the Three Owls Blackpool Bike Ride total of £95

    Readmore...

    January 18, 2017
  • Babes in the Woodland

    I received my first baby tawny owlet request for assistance today; obviously on it's first flight from the nest, this

    Readmore...

    January 15, 2017
  • The trees are grown up now

    At last its time to remove the stakes and tree guards at Three Owls Wood.

    The baby trees were only 18 inches

    Readmore...

    January 7, 2017

Read All