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Newbury Ringing Group Recovery Maps

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Lesser Redpoll

Acanthis cabaret

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Barn Owl

Tyto alba

Most of our Barn Owl ringing is related to nest box schemes and we coordinate with Barn Owl monitoring Specials who have an extensive network of owl boxes around the area. Many recoveries are of post fledging birds disbursing from their natal area. Sadly most recoveries are of birds injured or killed, often as a result of colliding with vehicles.

We show two maps:

Under 50 KM: most of our recoveries are considerably less than 50 KM and probably individuals spreading out from their natal area. For  these maps the distance from the place of ringing to the recovery point that is inferred by connecting lines can be very different and connecting line are omitted on this map for this reason except where indicating latest addition; click the icon for specific site details.

Over 50 KM: recoveries over 50 KM are less frequent for this species as they do not disburse far from their natal area very often .


Records: 1967 to 2016 we have ringed 571 birds mostly pulli or adults trapped at nest boxes.

38 birds ringed by us have been recovered elsewhere mostly copses of disbursing fledglings

None ringed elsewhere have been recaptured by us (we have records taken from the BTO website of birds from elsewhere reported by others in our area)

Distance:   ringed  near Basingstoke 02-Jul-2009

recovered Earnley West Sussex, UK 18-Jul-2010

67 km 1 year 16 days

Longevity:  first ringed as a nestling  16-Jul-2004, recaptured in a nearby nest box 22-Jun-2010  

5 years 341 days



Barn Owls are found throughout the world except the Antarctic and the Arctic. Its main food is small rodents and its abundance is very much tied to the population level  of its prey. It is quite a late breeder. In recent times it has suffered a steep population decline due to changes to traditional farming methods and loss of nesting sites such as old open farm buildings. In our area it very much relies on nest boxes erected in the countryside by volunteers as part of the Barn Owl Monitoring Programme (BOMP)