Saturday, 21 June 2014

200

Last night the 200th Barn Owl chick of the year was ringed and, most appropriately, she was found in a nest box high up in the roof of an old barn along with her two sisters. It isn't too often that we manage to ring in excess of 200 owlets in a single season in our area and so this landmark is to be celebrated. Perhaps this season's achievement is the most significant as it follows our worst ever breeding season last year. With more broods still to visit it looks like 2013 will break our records for breeding success and productivity.