Saturday, 24 July 2010

Busy box in Hose

A couple of weeks ago Ian & I ringed 5 Barn Owl chicks in a box near Hose but had to leave the sixth as it was too small. I popped back today to check and was a bit disappointed when a Stock Dove flew out of the box. But on sticking my nose in I found 4 healthy Barn Owl chicks in one corner of the box and two fresh Stock Dove eggs in the other. It seems as if for the moment, they are content with communal living and if the doves are lucky, the owls will fledge before their eggs hatch...
Pete

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