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Monday, 17 March 2014

Tawny Owls in long term decline

Field voles populations are stable. They used to fluctuate wildly and glut years let the tawny owls breed. Owls will slowly die out over the next decades. This vole stability is the same all over Europe and is linked to environmental change. Read the article here http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1638&cookieConsent=A

2 comments:

AndyC said...

I have had at least 3 different males calling in Northowram this month, has any one else herd any.?? There is a pair roosting in Queensbury as well.

Steve Blacksmith said...

Found a dead one, half decomposed, in the wood near the Donkey Pond, Pellon, today.