Thursday 13 June 2019

Ringing Barn Owls near home this evening. 13th June 2019

Visited 2 nest sites for Barn Owls this evening and both had young but at vastly different ages.

The first site had 4 young and 2 eggs, the eldest being not much more than 1 week old and the youngest possibly 1 day old.

Amazingly I counted 16 dead voles cached in the box for a rainy day.... and we're having lots of them at the moment!

Oh and I do hold a Schedule 1 licence to photograph them at the nest!

The 2nd site had 3 young that were probably 3 to 4 weeks old and well advanced.
We measured their weight and checked them over and all 3 looked to be females.