New Bird Hospital Opens

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Last weekend saw the grand opening of our new bird hospital, fully equipped to deal with injured raptors in distress Read More...

Remembrance Weekend

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To pay respect to those that have fought in our armed services, over Remembrance Weekend we held open house for all current and past serving troops, plus an extra very special guest! Read More...

Hospital Update

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Now that our 'summer season' has drawn to a close, work begins again on refurbishment throughout the Sanctuary, beginning with the finishing of the new bird hospital structure... Read More...

Special Guests

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Two special guests arrived this week - a pair of Tawny Eagles, courtesy of our friends in the North. Read More...

More Ups & Downs

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This week, the tale of two Tawnies and a Sparrowhawk - plus a realistic reminder about Natural Selection Read More...

Marsh Harrier Release

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We recently received an injured Marsh Harrier at the Sanctuary, which the finder had the pleasure of releasing back to the wild when it had recovered Read More...

Squirrel Surprise

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This week, we report on a pleasant surprise - despite the enclosure improvements going on around her, our young Red Squirrel mum has produced more kittens this year... Read More...

Up, Up and Away!

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Though the number of injured birds we have received this year is markedly fewer than last, the need for care & rehabilitation is ever present - this week, volunteer Stacie released a recuperated Sparrowhawk back to the wild. Read More...

Flying The Flag

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The Summer season of fetes & fairs is upon us and presents many ideal opportunities for us to get out and about to fly the flag for SOS as we spread the message of raptor conservation. Read More...

Cecil gains a mate... and Naming Nemo

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We are graced with the presence of two new arrivals this week - a female Spectacled Owl has arrived as a potential mate for Cecil, and our first Norther Hawk Owl joins the team... Read More...

Garrulous Grey

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All birds regularly go into moult, when they naturally replace worn feathers and regain their natural good looks. Our elegant Great Grey Owl, Taiga is now going through the process - which accounts for his unusually bedraggled appearance of late. Read on... Read More...

Stepping Back in Time

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"And now for something completely different..." Well, not quite. Falconry has it's roots in the Middle Ages and last weekend saw a mediaeval encampment set up shop at S.O.S. to illustrate the culture, commerce, music, food and sport of times past... Read More...

Onwards & Upwards!

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With two Red Kite chicks and four young Peregrines in the process of finding their feet (and wings!) our falconry team have their hands full making sure the youngsters get the best start in life - here's how. Read More...

Red Kite Controversy

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Reviled as 'vermin' in the middle ages and persecuted to virtual extinction, the UK now boasts a healthy - though not always welcome - population of Red Kites as a result of a number of successful regeneration schemes... Read More...

Raptor Rapture

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More news from the home front - Suffolk Owl Sanctuary is alive with the sound of squeaking chicks as the 2011 breeding season gets into its stride. Read More...

All about The Chain Gang

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Our blog this week is all about the food chain, but by some devious route we'd also like to introduce you to two new residents who have some bearing on the matter! Read More...

Road To Recovery

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Road traffic accidents account for a large % of the injuries to wild birds of prey brought to our attention. Often the damage is severe enough to cause death on impact or results in euthanasia as the kindest remedy, but sometimes a successful cure can be effected - as was the case with this Little Owl. Read More...

Feed me, Seymore

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Spring has sprung here at the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary as we welcome the first on many new baby birds that are anticipated to hatch here over the next few weeks - all of them hungry, as this one-day-old Lanner Falcon is happy to demonstrate! Read More...

Strange Bedfellows

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There's now't so queer as folk - unless you're a bird, that is. This week, we found a hen mallard nesting right beneath the perch of one of our Peregrine Falcons - quite unperturbed! Read More...

School Out! (and In)

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Our Education Department have been busy with school visits both away from, and at, the centre - they always seem to prove rewarding for all involved! Read More...

Callous & Cruel

No picture today, but we urge you to sign a petition in protest of some cruel and callous action against one of our feathered friends... Read More...

Camera Shy

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It was portrait time at S.O.S. this week, as our wildlife photography colleague Paul Sawer took some new images for our Adopt-an-Owl fundraising scheme - though some participants proved a little camera-shy... Read More...

First Signs Of Spring

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Down in the woodland, something stirred... With the imminent arrival of Spring, some of our residents are getting broody as they anticipate the patter of tiny talons in the months to come... Read More...

Red Squirrel Residence

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This week has seen some action in our small woodland walk: Matt has been hard at work on the new Red Squirrel pen, whilst Andy tried his hand at coppicing and building a dead hedge... Read More...

The Heavy Mob

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Our refurbishment programme bears a striking resemblance to that of the the Forth Railway Bridge - when you've finished at one end, you go back to the start and begin all over again! Here's news of the new Owl blocks currently under construction, on the day the Heavy Mob came to call... Read More...

A Year In Review

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"It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon..." as our friend Garrison Kieller is always wont of saying, so this being the case in not-so-sunny Suffolk this week, we thought we'd take the opportunity to review some of the highlights of the year gone by... Read More...

2010 Raptor Rehab Results

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Last year proved to be a very good one for chalking up a higher-than-normal recovery rate for the injured birds we were able to successfully return to the wild Read More...

A belated Happy New Year!

We'd like to take this opportunity to pay special tribute to the S.O.S. Volunteer Brigade! Read More...