Monday, 16 September 2013

Probably the Last Brood of the Year

Frank and I returned to Moore this evening to check upon the birds that we discovered in July. Pleasingly the female bird was tucked up safely with four young owlets; some of which are pictured below. Mum is using the time that she cares for her brood to actively moult some of her flight feathers which is best done during this time of relative inactivity for her. These birds will probably be our last brood of the year unless we make a late, surprising find elsewhere.