Bad News for Barn Owl Population

By November 3, 2020Barn Owls, Blog, Ornithology

Bad News for Barn Owl Population

A REDUCED vole population has been blamed for the death of around half a dozen barn owls this year.
The hire.ls hunt their main diet with super keen hearing and a head rotation of 250 degrees.
La Societe land management and conser­vation officer Jamie Hooper confirmed a higher number of dead barn owls than nor­mal had been found.
‘We can’t put it down to bad weather be­cause there hasn’t been sustained enough bad weather to affect them,’ he said.
‘The only thing we can think of is -that their prey, -voles in particular, are at a very low level this year and resulted in our owls really being in a bit of bother.’

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