Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Another youngster


We found our second young Barn Owl of the year last night near to Lymm. Mum is still looking after the only owlet in the nest box, indeed when there is only a solitary chick they tend to remain with them for somewhat longer that when the brood size is larger. She had been ringed as a chick herself in the Summer of 2011 about 4km away on a farm near to Dunham.
 
The chick was content enough just to go back to sleep during the ringing process.