Search
  • Denise Wheatley

Owls


The Barn Owl, which has become symbolic of our project, continues to inhabit its 'home' in the west end of the church. I have attached a brief update for 2017.

Garry Steele, our owl expert, continues to support us in terms of help, advice, ringing and forward management plans. We are extremely grateful.

I am delighted to report that Garry has offered to run an Owl Pellet Workshop for us in November. This will give us the opportunity to learn about the diet of our owls and has the added bonus of supplementing our knowledge of the local small mammal population.

As some of you may be aware, owl pellets contain the skeletons of ingested mammals and they provide a marvellous opportunity for 'Meccano Mammal' building.

There may even be a prize for the best re-articulated skeleton.

All the pellets will have been deep frozen before we delve into them so when defrosted they will be quite safe to examine.

If you might be interested in attending Garry's Workshop, please let me know.

Firsby Artisan Bakery will be approached about the possibility of a suitably themed cake.

Garry has suggested the week beginning 20th November - the precise date yet to be decided.

No previous experience in dissecting owl pellets required.

I look forward to hearing from you.

See The Barn Owl Update here


28 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Calendar Changes

Please note a change in times to the following Zoom meetings :- Tuesday 9th March - Dave Start unearths and shares the fascinating story of Toynton pottery. Heritage and history literally under our fe

Bumblebee Survey

A new season is bursting upon us - Spring flowers, lighter evenings, bird song and .......the emergence from hibernation of the Queen bumblebee. Whilst we may be aware of the first three harbingers, t

Writing Challenge - The results

During Lockdown 2020, the Spirit of Sutterby challenged members and friends of the project to write 1,000 words inspired by one of three photos. the church nestling beneath the hill for the last ten c