Sunday 9 October 2016

Last 2016 brood of Barn Owls ringed

A recently fledged Barn Owl

Last week we ringed our last Barn Owl chicks of the year - a brood of two, aged about 40 days old. It will be November before they are fully fledged.

Egg laying at this nest started on 21st July. So it has been quite an extended breeding season, with egg laying by the earliest pair starting in mid-April.

This brings the number of pulli ringed at our boxes this year to 27, slightly higher than in 2015, and from fewer nest attempts.

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