Wednesday 17 August 2016

Barn Owls - August 2016 update

Our second round of Barn Owl box checks revealed that 3 pairs began nesting in July, with the latest "first egg date" of 21st July at one of these.

This brings the number of nest attempts in our boxes this year to 16. A further 11 boxes held non-breeding adults.

So far we have ringed 15 pulli at 7 nests, with 5 broods still to be revisited.

The indications are therefore of a later and below average nesting season.


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