Sunday 11 July 2021

2021 Mid-season Status

Barn Owl box checking in our study area has revealed 18 nest attempts, with a further 4 occupied boxes where nesting hasn't yet started.

So far, 22 chicks have been ringed at 9 of these nests, with brood sizes of : 4/3/3/3/3/3/1/1/1; an average brood size of 2.4.

Egg-laying started at the earliest nest on 24th March, but a number of pairs only began laying after the heavy rains in May. The chicks at these later nests won't be old enough for ringing until mid-August.


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