The RSPCA is urging the public to report glue trap sellers, which are not illegal, but inhumane according to the animal charity.Read the full story ›
Dorset Wildlife Trust’s webcam has recorded a large number of barn owl chicks ready to fledge from the nest box located at the Lorton Meadows nature reserve in Weymouth.
The webcam, which can be watched here, has been entertaining viewers all over the UK since April, when eight eggs were laid; a surprisingly large clutch for barn owls.
Viewers have been monitoring the progress of the chicks since, with five owlets now getting ready to leave the barn owl box.
Five owlets fledging is a great success story for barn owls, as their numbers have been in decline nationally, with 2013 seeing the worst breeding season in 30 years.
The RSPCA is urging people to stop using glue traps, as the second tawny owl in a week is caught by one.Read the full story ›
The RSPCA is urging people not to put down glue traps to capture rats and mice after a Tawny Owl was found attached to one near Bristol.Read the full story ›
Secret World Animal Rescue based at East Huntspill in Somerset have taken in a barn owl that was rescued from a chimney.
It is clearly in good hands but we hope this doesn't happen very often.
The Barn Owl Trust has started a national campaign to control rat poisons, which are killing birds leading to a serious decline in their numbers. The owls are eating mice and voles which have been contaminated, which in turn leads to a slow and painful death for the birds too.
They make an unlikely pairing but staff at the Screech Owl Sanctuary in Newquay have found that one of their young charges is fascinated by their kitchen mop.
Lightning, a Eastern Siberian Eagle Owl, is only three months old so still has its baby feathers. It does make it look somewhat mop-like.
Every time workers get the mop out, Lightning hops out of its cage and follows it around - clearly more a hindrance than a help to the cleaning process.
Here's a chance to see the "best friends" in action.
The RSPCA is having to look after double the number of tawny owls it usually has to deal with. The charity's national wildlife centre at West Hatch near Taunton is nursing them back to health ready for release.
A pair of burrowing owlets are having to live with their keeper at Longleat because they need so much looking afterRead the full story ›
Two baby burrowing owls are being hand reared at Longleat in Wiltshire. Keeper Jimmy Robinson takes the owlets home with him in the evenings and has to be with them 24 hours a day. They've taken to sitting in teacups in his kitchen.