Friday, 28 October 2022

2022 Barn Owl nesting season overview

5 week old Barn Owl chick
With 33 Barn Owl chicks ringed and fledged in our study area, overall productivity in 2022 was in line with previous years average.

There were 22 nest attempts at 25 occupied boxes, 15 of which successfully fledged chicks.

It appears that the severe summer drought reduced the availability of food, leading to several brood losses.