Sunday, 8 July 2012

Barn Owl season

Well, a bit like Murray's Wimbledon final, my Barn Owl season started well and looked promising initially, but the end was a little disappointing, though perhaps inevitable. I visited my final three boxes whilst listening to 5 Live this afternoon and all three had held birds with clutches of 5 eggs about a month ago, but sadly all three had failed. Two boxes still held roosting adults, but on cold scattered eggs and one had a Stock Dove on 2 eggs. You can only ever guess at the cause of such failure, but I can't believe the weather hasn't played its part...


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