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Rosedale Community News

Welcome to the Rosedale blog. This is where we share news and information about events in Rosedale and the wider community throughout the year. You’ll also find news about the village timetable, our micro enterprises, school events, clubs, and lively socials.

Silent on the wing

Young Barn owls are in the process of fledging now.  They will have been coming out of their nests over the last few weeks, flexing their wings whilst waiting for the adults to return with food.  Not only do Barn owls nest in barns and purpose built owl boxes but they also use hollows in trees.  Barn owl feathers are not waterproof so they don’t fly and hunt in the rain and therefore you are more likely to see them quartering fields during the day if it has rained all night.  Rosedale has a good population of barn owls and barn owl boxes are always welcome to encourage them to stay.  Updale Natural History Recorder

Barn owl at entrance to nest in hollow of tree

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