Saturday, 30 June 2012

Good News

On 21 May I found a breeding pair of Owls near to Weaverham. Unfortunately a few days later the male bird was discovered injured by the roadside in Sandiway; he was unable to recover and subsequently died.
Today I found the female bird again; she has moved south towards Oakmere and has found a new mate to breed with. She is now sat incubating 5 eggs which will hopefully hatch successfully later in the year.

In the adjacent box, 300 yards away, I then discovered another male bird with a single owlet. The amazing thing is that this male bird is the son of  the aforementioned female; fledging last year in nearby Sandiway.

Do they know that they are back so close to each other? A question that we cannot answer.

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