Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Barn Owl travels 65km

Typically young Barn Owls disperse up to 10km away from the nest site they fledge from. However some will travel further.

We've recently learned that a chick we ringed in 2015 at a site near to Marlow was found the following year breeding in a nest box 65km away in Northamptonshire.

Many thanks to Paddy Jackson who runs the Northants Barn Owl Project for reporting this bird.

This is an example of the valuable information generated by the BTO ringing scheme.