Monday, 28 May 2018

Swift box camera

One of our swift boxes, put up early last year, has a nest for the second year running:

See video here:
swift video

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

First Barn Owl eggs and chicks of 2018

At one of our camera boxes, a female Barn Owl laid her first egg on 28th April, a fairly typical date, although a full five weeks later than last year.
She went on to lay a clutch of four eggs all of which hatched successfully.

At another camera box, on 8th May we found a female brooding a recently hatched chick, along with 4 eggs still to hatch.
We estimate that the first egg in this box would have been laid around 6th April.