Barn Owl flew from Sheepdrove to Farnborough


Barn Owl is a species we work to conserve at Sheepdrove Organic Farm. We have rough grass habitat all over the farm, and dozens of nestboxes available for the owls to breed.

Bird ringing and monitoring enables us to obtain valuable data about birds. A female owl ringed in 2002 by Colin Shawyer at the farm was found again in 2008 and 2009 by Jason Ball (his trainee) monitoring at another site.

The Barn Owl had moved from the Lambourn Downs to the Farnborough area, about 9km away. On 2 July 2009 it had been 2541 days since she had first been ringed. A seven-year-old Barn Owl, she has lived longer than average. Let’s hope we meet her again.

Tour in Google Earth

Move across the landscape from Sheepdrove to the owl’s new home territory. Take a virtual view of the landscape our Barn Owl experienced when she moved – play the tour on Google Earth, or on Google Maps.

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