Tiggins Meadow Owners Review - 2020 - Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Council

A field of lupins to the rear of a house in Kelsale
South Devon cow looking to camera
Lupins at The Forge
South Devon cows in the Parish 2
Village Hall photo 3
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New trail camera brings insights to meadow life

The new trail camera has been put to good effect this year, placing it in various locations around the field. It’s lovely to be able to get glimpses of wildlife when no one is there. There has been a badger wandering around, barn owls and short-eared owl, a rook feeding it’s youngster, pheasants performing courtship dances and some lovely kestrel pics.

Owls but no chicks

We’ve had consistent sightings of barn owls roosting and hunting in the field, though no evidence of chicks in either nest box this year. Last winter was a poor one for them which typically is followed by low breeding performance. But that apparently gives the vole population a chance to recover (we’ve seen lots this year!) So hopefully the owls will survive this winter and do better next breeding season.

New website for regular updates

We still have the blog at https://tiggins.wordpress.com, but have now also got a new website at www.wildabouttiggins.org.


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