Sunday, 5 June 2011

An old friend

I found another breeding bird at Lach Dennis today. She is a four year old female who has bred in the area for the last three years after venturing North from her natal site in Sandbach (where she was ringed in 2007). She was the subject of my disappointment last week when she was not to be found in the boxes that she has used for the last two years.

She has three owlets this year and the picture demonstrates the asynchronous laying of the Barn Owl. I will return to ring the chicks at the end of the month.