Sunday 14 December 2014

2014 - best ever breeding year for Barn Owls

Following a disastrous 2013, this year has proved to be the best on record for barn owls, kestrels and tawny owls.
In 2014 barn owls produced an average of 4 fledglings per breeding attempt  - the highest level seen since the BTO Nest Recording Scheme began in 1966. Let's hope that many of these fledglings survive the winter to breed in 2015.
The BTO report on the 2014 breeding season can be viewed at: