Sunday, 20 April 2014

Tawny Owls so far...

Ruth and I checked 24 boxes on Friday and the results were as follows:

Tawnys: 1 female on 2 chicks + addled egg; 1 sat tight; 1 with abandoned single egg

Stock Dove: 2 with small chicks; 3 with warm eggs; 1 with single cracked egg

Jackdaw: 3 with cold incomplete clutches; 3 nests at N2/3

Squirrel: 5

Empty: 4

Disappointing, but still 30-40 boxes to check, mainly north of the river. Nothing ringed, but the retrap female at Hawton was ringed as 8F in 2007 in front of BBC cameras and only caught in 2011 since then. It must be at least 10 years old.

Jim

 Tawny Owl (RW)

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