Dawn until Dusk – Foreword from Colin Shawyer BOCN Founder and Coordinator: UK and Ireland

I have been fortunate enough to be involved with barn owls for most of my professional life and even in my childhood I became enthralled by these owls which could be found in and around the village in Hertfordshire where I grew up. The barn owl is an astonishingly beautiful bird but as I advanced into my teenage years the sight of Old Hushwing dreamily patrolling the fields around my home sadly became an ever-decreasing sight. My enquiring mind left me wondering if this was happening just locally or was it part of a more alarming nationwide trend? My chance Continue Reading