Unique Barn Owls

August 30, 2014 at 7:05 pm

BarnOwl with young

This week’s blog and gallery are┬ádevoted entirely to the amazing pair of Barn Owls that this year laid six eggs on the ground in a barn, as there was nowhere else in the barn to nest. I was granted a licence by Natural England to film this unique event and spent three weeks recording on camera the young as they were fed and continued to grow, although always vulnerable to predation. This exceptional breeding event was triggered off by last Winter’s mild weather and an explosion of voles and mice this year and has resulted in many pairs of Barn Owls rearing second broods , as is the case with this pair who now have another six young but this time not on the ground. Enjoy the photos, I did while I was taking them. Click here.