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Owls in their element as Halloween nears By Mary Taylor Young, 2006-10-09, 1 comment
Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. - October is the month for owls. Owls of one flavor or another are around all year. But when that harvest moon edges into the sky, when the air turns chill and pumpkins appear on front porches, it seems a season ready-made for these magical birds of the night. Owls come out to hunt at dusk, one ...
What a hoot! Owls make their mark on landscape By Joby Mullens, 2006-10-06 
Worcester, Worcestershire, England, U.K. - Conservation chiefs are over the moon as barn owl sightings soar in and around Worcester. The Worcester Barn Owl Conservation Group made an appeal in August for people to notify them of single birds, pairs and nesting sites, and spokesman Roy Fowler said they were delighted with the response....
Wise words on barn owls 2006-10-05 
Norfolk, England, U.K. - ''Don't panic'' was the message from an expert after reports of a catastrophic fall in the number of barn owls. Claims that extreme weather conditions had dramatically reduced the number of breeding pairs in Britain to as few as 1000, from 4000 the year before, were said by Nigel Middleton to...
Biologist on the lookout to help barn owls By Tom Venesky, 2006-10-02 
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. - Nesting sites are being identified as part of trying to reverse declining numbers. Kevin Wenner crept around the base of the towering silo and slowly opened the bottom door. He knew the slightest noise would send the silo's inhabitant fleeing out the top. The old steel door opened a few inch...
Harbinger of death in steep decline By Lewis Smith, 2006-09-26, 1 comment
England, U.K. - Barn Owls, emblematic of the country idyll, have suffered a catastrophic drop in numbers, with up to 75 per cent feared to have been wiped out. A cold March and a wet May combined to kill off parent birds and create appalling breeding conditions for survivors, the Barn Owl Trust said yesterday....
Fears for owls as Grove Farm barns start to come down By Tom Edwards, 2006-09-25 
Worcester, Worcestershire, England, U.K. - Controversial demolition work has started at Grove Farm, on the outskirts of Worcester, angering a residents' group which says it is being ''kept in the dark''. The 19-hectare site on the edge of St John's has long been earmarked for a massive development. Twenty-seven office blocks and industria...
Barn owls facing uncertain future 2006-09-25, 3 comments
Ashburton, Devon, England, U.K. - The future for barn owls looks extremely bleak following the worst breeding season for 20 years, according to a bird charity in Devon. The Ashburton-based Barn Owl Trust has said the number of reported deaths and birds suffering injuries has tripled in the past year. Efforts to turn around a...
Aspiring Eagle hopes owl project takes flight By James Joyce III, 2006-09-24 
Yakima, Washington, U.S.A. - It's no field of dreams, but Lukas Brooksby helped to build it. Now he remains hopeful the burrowing owls will come. In his quest to become an Eagle Scout, the 16-year-old Brooksby oversaw the building of two artificial burrows in hopes of preserving the small population of burrowing owls spo...
A word to the wise: Watch out for owls By Mark Schultz, 2006-09-23 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A. - An owl has it in for the joggers of Chapel Hill. Gary Hull, a certified public accountant, was running on Seawell School Road when something struck the right side of his head. ''I didn't even see it or hear it coming,'' he said. The attack drew blood, leaving three talon marks of 4 to 6 i...
Eagle Scout project turns landfill into a home for rodent-seeking owls By Angela Randazzo, 2006-09-22 
Simi Valley, California, U.S.A. - In her quest to build a better mousetrap, Mother Nature succeeded. It's called the owl. With its pinpoint night vision, swiftness of flight and razorsharp talons, the owl is to rats and mice what bad breath is to a blind date: the perfect killer. Now, thanks to Simi Valley Boy Scout John Cas...

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