Sunday, 2 October 2011

What a difference a month makes

Roy and I revisited the birds that we had ringed at the beginning of September and we were delighted to find all four owlets (two males and two females) in really healthy condition. The pictures clearly demonstrate the rapid maturity into adult plumage that has taken place over the last month.

We have selected a male and a female to try and radio track over the coming weeks so that we can learn more about their dispersal habits as they leave their natal site.