Saturday, 12 November 2011

A short life.

This little chap was the last owlet that I had ringed this year back at the beginning of September. He had managed to fledge successfully and had left his natal site moving 4km to nearby Wincham.

In early November, at 11 o'clock in the morning (I suspect that he had been disturbed from his roosting site), he flew into an office window and sustained a broken neck. His short life had only lasted a couple of months and serves to demonstrate how perilous life is for newly fledged owls.