Sunday 4 January 2015

2014 Nest Summary

Barn Owl:
Ten barn owl nests were located, at three of which we were able to ring the chicks.
The greatest concentration of nests was in the Hambleden Valley, where there is plenty of ideal vole habitat.

Tawny Owl:
Four tawny owl boxes were used for nesting, each containing young that we ringed.
Roosting adults were located at two further boxes.

None of the kestrel boxes was used in 2014.

Little Owl:
There were only four little owl boxes monitored this year.
One of these was found to contain two unhatched eggs, with a little owl roosting nearby.

In 2015 we will be monitoring over 250 raptor boxes made up of over 105 barn owl boxes; 65 tawny owl boxes; 45 little owl boxes and 30 kestrel boxes.