2017 was the earliest and most productive Barn Owl nesting season so far in our area.
The first pair began egg-laying on 24th March, and the last pair on 23rd June.
In total there were 28 nest attempts from which a minimum of 67 chicks fledged successfully.
An average of 2.8 chicks fledged from the 24 nests that were fully monitored.
Full details will be published at year-end in our Annual Report.
Work has now begun on box maintenance, clearing out jackdaw nests, and installing additional cameras.