The Wilden Marsh Blog


Just before last Christmas, we attached a barn owl nesting box to an oak tree on the flight path of a local barn owl. Colin Cross of CRC Ecology Ltd kindly came along to carry out the necessary monkey work. We cleared an area in front of the box as a hunting ground. Audio recordings have confirmed that barn owls are flying close to the nesting box, but there is no evidence… Read More

(Click the links below to hear the owl calls) It’s owl watching time for me in Hoo Wood and on the marsh. The hooting, tooting and screeching is hard to ignore on dark, cold autumn evenings. In local wildlife terms, owls are at the top of the tree in my estimation: above herons and buzzards. There are Tawny Owls, Barn Owls, Long Eared Owls, Short Eared Owls, and Little Owls living in the Wilden… Read More