Rye Meadows have erected an Owl Box to try to attract Barn Owls to the area. During the peace and quiet of lockdown many heard the hooting of owls so we know they are round and about, and we hope a pair will nest here and raise their young.
Last year we had Kestrels nesting in Rye Meadows and their young chicks were seen roosting on the barn and practising their flying and hunting in the woods and fields in the area.
As always, please respect these nesting birds and keep away from the box and any nests. We will post an update here if nesting owls are identified.
In the meantime our thanks go to Karl Tarratt of the Bisham Barn Owl Group and Middle Thames Bird Conservation Trust.