Barn Owl Update

Sadly, the second oldest Barn Owlet died overnight, leaving just the eldest remaining.

We don't know what the cause was, and speculation won't achieve anything.

Worryingly, the female hasn't been seen since Monday morning. We don't know what has happened to her.

The male is continuing to feed the eldest who appears fine and is feeding regularly.

We have taken advice from various experts and will continue to monitor the situation. For the moment, we've turned the public streaming off - when/if things setlle down, we will turn it back on.

Please remember, we are privileged to watch these wild animals, but nature can be very cruel (to our eyes). If one Barn Owlet survives to fledge, then that would be a success.

This is live, unedited footage of wildlife; at times, it is possible that there may be disturbing images of the natural world. These are wild creatures; our policy is to allow nature to play out without disruption or interference.

The following live web-cams are available to view, all mounted on the Kiln (Badshot Lea Village Hall):

Barn Owls

Kestrel Box 1

Outside View

We are grateful to Farnham Town Council and Hartley Contracting Services Limited, whose generous funding enabled this project to happen.


  1. WHY SO many cars in car park today.... Surely that will spook the birds....??

    1. It's an event - it didn't seem to bother the birds last year - they are used to nesting around humans. Last year the carpark was a building site with heavy machinery moving all day.

  2. Please why is the barn owl live feed not working.

    1. It's currently down for a while until we deal with the sad fact that only one owlet is left alive.

  3. Unfortunately 2 of the owlets passed away (tiny tiny one being the first and middle one second) very sad. So to minimise sight of the little birds they have turned the cameras off and they are waiting for things to clear up! I hope you understand. Many thanks