Barn owls | naturefriendlyowls.org

You can support this project by buying Fair to Nature products. Click on the logo to find out what and where.

Presentation of the inaugural Conservation Grade Barn Owl Project Award

Conservation GradeMark Tufnell and Barn Owl farmer, Mark Tufnell and his team were presented with the inaugural CG Barn Owl Project trophy by Professor David Bellamy this afternoon. The presentation took place under the winning nest-box on Mark’s farm near Cirencester.

The trophy is awarded to the CG farmer who has the largest number of fledged Barn Owl chicks from a single nest-box. Five chicks were successfully fledged from this nest-box (right) in 2011. The farm grows oats for Jordans Cereals and wheat for Allinson and Burgen bread, and Mark has been a member of Conservation Grade for a number of years. The wildlife habitats on his farmland are numerous and are managed like a crop, with the same amount of care and attention.

2011 was the first year of the project and Conservation Grade would like to thank the 50 CG farmers involved for their enthusiastic participation. All the nest-boxes will be monitored annually and more CG farmers will be taking part this year.

David Bellamy presenting Barn Owl Award

Professor David Bellamy is a keen conservationist and delighted in showing us what we can discover from owl pellets that were found in the nearby barn.

 

 

 

Barn Owl

Despite the cold wind, Luna the Barn Owl, from The Barn Owl Centre of Gloucestershire, seemed to enjoy the attention and was very patient with us all!

For more information about the award, have a look at our latest press release.

Owl chicks in nest box

December 23, 2011HighTechImages

Wild flower habitat on CG farm

December 23, 2011HighTechImages

Nature Friendly Owls

November 23, 2011adminImages, Slider

Barn owl chicks

November 23, 2011adminImages, Slider
About Us

Nature Friendly Owls is brought to you by Conservation Grade.

Conservation Grade™ is a unique sustainability protocol implemented by farmers in return for a contracted premium price for their crop. Independent scientific trials demonstrate the Conservation Grade approach leads to a significant increase in biodiversity compared to conventional farming systems.

Help Barn Owls by choosing Nature Friendly products
Find out more about Conservation Grade accredited products and where to buy them by clicking here.
Join us on Twitter & Facebook
Images
  • Barn Owls still thriving on nature-friendly farms despite worst year for wildlife
  • Presentation of the inaugural Conservation Grade Barn Owl Project Award
  • Owl chicks in nest box
  • Wild flower habitat on CG farm
  • Nature Friendly Owls
  • Barn owl chicks