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NEWS FEED: Wildlife

Wild Chalk is coming back to Brighton!

June 27th, 2019

Following on from a successful first year in 2018, ‘Wild Chalk‘ is coming back to Brighton. Taking place at East Brighton Park on Sunday 21 July 2019, ‘Wild Chalk’ is a free family fun day championing the rare and beautiful chalk grassland habitat of the South Downs National Park, raising the profile and awareness of this unique […]

5 Facts About Our Heritage Coast

June 4th, 2019

The impressive chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters are one of the iconic features of the South Downs National Park. For many walkers and hikers, the view of the ocean from Cuckmere Haven marks the culmination of their 100 mile trek from Winchester across the South Downs Way. Oceans are vitally important. Not only do […]

Four barn owl chicks

June 4th, 2019

Although the female adult still looks like she is incubating, all four of our barn owl eggs have now hatched. As yet the newly hatched ‘owlets’ do not have any feathers or down, so they need to be kept warm by the adult. Once they are about 10 days old they start to develop a […]

First barn owl chick hatches

May 21st, 2019

Big news from the barn owl nest box! The first of the four barn owl eggs has hatched (21 May 2019). This is four day earlier than last year.  Broken egg shell lying next to the adult in the box was the first clue. The parents are very diligent at incubating the eggs so we […]

Barn owl nest-cam 2019 – waiting for chicks

May 16th, 2019

The stars of the South Downs National Park Barn Owl nest box are on form again this year with 4 eggs currently being brooded by the diligent parents. Barn Owl eggs take approximately 30 days to hatch after laying. Eggs hatch in the order they were laid with an average of 5-6 eggs in a […]

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