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We are thrilled to announce that the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance has welcomed two special recruits to its aviation team! But hold on, they’re not what you might expect. πŸšπŸ’•πŸ¦‰

A supporter of our charity has discovered a delightful pair of barn owls nesting in their garden and has lovingly named them ‘Lincs’ and ‘Notts’.

This incredible supporter shared, “As an avid fan of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, and residing just a stone’s throw away from their base, I often catch glimpses of the helicopter soaring to aid those in need. On the very evening the Barn Owls settled into their new home, the helicopter happened to fly directly overhead. It felt like destiny, so I called them ‘Lincs’ and ‘Notts’.”

And that’s not all! Our adorable feathered friends have laid five precious eggs, and we’re eagerly awaiting their hatch in early June. If you’re as excited as we are, check back regularly for enchanting owl-updates! 🐣

14 July

Two little owlets are thriving on the tasty treats that mum is bringing to their nest box. Next week will see the fledgelings start their first attempts at flying as they begin to become self sufficient.

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16 June

Three chicks have been clearly visible but we think there are at least 4 (there were 5 eggs). Chicks now being fed pieces of mouse/vole by mum and are growing quickly. Another 2 weeks and we should see them feathered up and planning their first flight.

Mr Owl has been busy delivering food all night but as you can see from the photo, he went out in the early hours of this morning and has not returned. This is a little unusual and Mrs Owl is not too happy about it….we can tell that by the way she keeps looking up at the hatch for him and also the occasional screeching noise she makes. Let’s hope he delivered extra special dinner when he returns at dusk tonight!

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12 JuneΒ  – three babies are hatched.

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2 June – still no arrival – dad is eagerly watching by as mum can just be seen in bottom right corner preening herself.


9 April

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