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Fotherdale Barn Owls 2020 | Stories from a Barn Owl Nest Camera

This blog follows the lives of a barn owl family living in my garden in North Yorkshire and is taken from the best of video clips from live nest cameras.


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December 22nd 2020

Barn Owl Vs Tawny Owl

Discovering Fotherdale’s Pecking Order

Gylfie’s new mate is still learning the ropes here at Fotherdale but he soon found out who rules the skies! The resident tawny owl pair, known as Bomber and Luna, have set up in the Beech Stump and when Bomber spotted this new male barn owl inspecting their nest as a possible location for himself and Gylfie to nest in next year, he was furious. 

Tawny owls are fiercely territorial

Bomber instantly flew in after the barn owl, trapping him inside. You can could almost feel the tawny owl’s outrage as he then retreated momentarily to call for back up from his mate, Luna. He sat on a branch glaring at the impudent barn owl, before going in for a second attack.

Bird Battle

As the two owl species battled it out the sky was filled with haunting sound of owls screeching.

It won’t happen again

The new barn owl puts up a good fight, but this tawny’s determination is epic and after a third and final assault, the barn owl takes his chance to escape. He will think twice before he dares enter the tawny’s nest again! 

Watch the film

Click on the image below to watch this nail biting story unfold>

 

December 14th 2020

A NEW MYSTERY MALE

And a heart-warming success for Fotherdale’s rescue owls

When the resident female barn owl Gylfie lost her partner Barney in October I was worried next year’s breeding success here at Fotherdale. But this female owl wasted no time in searching for a new mate and over the course of the next few weeks had several eligible bachelors. I watched on my nest cameras as different suitors tried to impress her with displays and even attempted to touch beaks with her.

A New Mystery Male Comes on the Scene

But none of these new owls seemed to impress her until one day a mystery male barn owl appeared on the scene. His approach was to settle into a nest box and call for her. But when she responded to his calls he seemed a little nervous, even hopping away from her when she tried to touch beaks. This male was obviously keen, but very new to the barn owl dating scene.

Barn Owl Courtship

It was amazing to see these early stages of barn owl courtship on the nest cameras. Soon the new male was getting the hang of it and I witnessed some tender interactions. Before long the pair began checking out new nest sites, a sure sign that they were now looking ahead to next year’s breeding season.

Myster Male’s Identity Revealed

I noticed that this male wore an identification ring so I decided to investigate his origins. Each ID ring is unique and it didn’t me long to work out that this barn owl was a male I had actually rehabilitated here at Fotherdale the previous year.

A Fotherdale Owl

The records showed that this was one of four chicks rescued from a barn in Scarborough and given to me by Ryedale Rehabilitation to release a year ago. He had been just a small ball of fluff when he arrived and I had had to act as a surrogate parent to him. And now here he was having survived last year’s winter and establishing himself here at Fotherdale as a new breeding owl.

Marking the Success of the Fotherdale Fostering Programme

Watch the film below to enjoy the full story which is proof that my rehabilitation programme here at Fotherdale is working!

 


December 2020

Saving a New Barn Owl Chick

The Arrival of Drax

I now have a new barn owl charge in my care, a beautiful nine week old chick who is struggling to survive a respiratory condition and has stolen my heart. Named Drax, after a power station close to where she was found, this chick is a real beauty. She has very dark markings for a barn owl chick and the flecks under her wings, which signify that she is a female, really sparkle.

Drax was rescued after falling from her nest

This stunningly beautiful barn owl chick was found lying on the ground, having fallen from derelict buildings. The buildings were boarded up and it was not possible to put her back in the nest. If barn owls have more than one chick to feed and one falls, they will not feed the chick on the ground and so it was important to try to help Drax. She would not have survived the winter without support.

A very weak and thin owl

Drax was very underweight when she arrived, even for a barn owl. Barn owls are not heavy birds by any means but she was very thin. I placed her into a nest box built onto a tower and known as ‘the barn owl tower’ and fed her regularly. But although she was eating well, she continued to lose weight. After just two days, I noticed she wasn’t getting any better. She had discharge around her mouth and nostrils and seemed to be having trouble breathing. I took her out of the nest, cleared her nostrils very carefully with a swab, and then took her to Ryedale Rehabilitation where she was put on a course of antibiotics.

She returns for release after intensive care

Drax returned two weeks later looking much better. She had been given two courses of antibiotics and was now a healthy weight. That very night, Drax hopped out of her nest box and made her way out into the wild. It was exciting to see her fly free over my garden.

But my cameras reveal a problem

However just days later I noticed Drax seemed fatigued. I kept a close eye on her via my cameras and after watching her landing very unsteadily on the feeding post, I decided to intervene. She was now living as a wild barn owl in my garden and this was easier said than done. Luckily I spotted fly into my log shed and I rushed in and caught her.

Third time lucky

Drax has gone back to Ryedale Rehabilitation for further intensive care and I am hoping she will be back soon to be released into the wild. This time for good!

Watch the film

Click on the image below to watch a short film about Drax. 

 


November 2020

Howard Sparks Trouble

Learning the lay of the land

Howard the rescue owl appears to have inadvertently started a war. It is barely a month since this barn owl chick was successfully released into my garden and already he’s learning some hard lessons.

Nest Box Battle

Watch his surprise when the kestrel pair attack him after he unwittingly chooses to make the sycamore stump they have bagged for a nest next year into his new daytime roost.

Kestrel Attack

It’s a double-sided attack. Both male and female swoop down at him, knocking him to the ground. But poor Howard still hasn’t got it – he retreats into the very box the kestrels are fighting him for.

Who will win the Kestrel v Barn Owl battle

This isn’t over yet. Which species do you think will win the battle for the boxes…?


October 30, 2020

Howard the Owl

Settling in Well

Howard, the rescued barn owlet I took in last week, has now been accepted by the wild owls here at Fotherdale. Within hours of my moving Howard to a new box in the garden, Barney, the adult male, responded to his calls and flew in to feed him! Click on the image below to watch as he stretches his wings and explores the entrance to his new home. 

A Change of Nests

If you remember, I first tried to introduce Howard into the same nest box that Fotherdale chicks Hans & Grete occupied, but Hans did not react well to his presence and so I moved him to a different nest box situated on a tower behind my workshop. I kept him locked in a smaller box for the first night so that he would get used to the sounds of his new home, then when I opened the box he was able to explore the new box on the tower.

The Parent Owls Investigate

Howard seems to be a very adventurous owl and it wasn’t long before he found the entrance and hopped out! My heart was in my mouth, worried he would not return. But thankfully he did and not long afterwards Barney and Gylfie, the adult owls entered the box to see what was happening. I decided to take a step back and let nature take its course. These owls needed to find their own way.

Howard is Fed

That night I stayed up late to watch what would happen and shortly after midnight, I saw Barney swoop in and actually feed Howard. It was a wonderful sight and meant I could sleep easily that night.

Barney Disappears

After Barney took on the role of looking after Howard, I noticed Gylfie enter the nest box and the two owls, beak to beak, get to know one another. This was a good sign that Howard would be accepted by all the owl family here at Fotherdale. But sadly not long after Barney seemed to disappear. I still don’t know what has happened to him, but I have been leaving food for Howard and thankfully  he has accepted it.

A Wild Owl

Since then Howard has fledged the nest, but he always returns to the tower nest box where I leave food for him. He’s a true wild owl now!

Watch the Film

Watch the following to see the action unfold

 

October 20, 2020

Introducing a Rescued Barn Owl Chick to the Nest

Barn Owl Fostering

Yesterday I was handed a nine-week-old barn owl chick that had fallen from its nest and today I placed it into the nest with Hans & Grete, where I hope the parent owls will raise it alongside their own chicks. I have done this many times and so far the fostering programme has been very successful.

Click here to read more about how this fostering works

Below is a short video filmed when this youngster, named Howard, arrived. A male, he is 10 days younger than my resident owl chicks and has unusually dark markings. 

 

 


October 16th, 2020

Learning to Hunt

Barn Owl Chick Development

Barn owlets Hans & Grete are now practising their pouncing skills. This behaviour is an essential part of their development and is how they begin to learn the skills they will need to hunt.  Watch the clip posted below to see the two barn chicks flit up the sides of the nest box and then drop down with their sharp talons splayed – perfectly poised to catch a mouse or vole!

Pouncing Practise

At one point the one barn owl chick, I suspect it is Hans although they are becoming increasingly difficult to tell apart, appears to have found a perch high up on the side of the nest box as her sibling keeps up with the pouncing exercises below. The two owlets are becoming quite skilled. This behaviour is prompted entirely by instinct and is quite fascinating to watch.

Wing Flapping

Note that both barn owl chicks also flap their wings vigorously. This action helps to strengthen the muscles ready for longer flights in the days to come.

Watch the Clip
 

 

October 11th, 2020

Barn Owlets Take their First Flight

Owl Fledging Begins

Hans & Grete took their first short flights this week. Hans was the first to take to the wing, but Grete, who is a few days younger, followed suit just two days later. Barn owls take some time to perfect their skills before they officially fledge the nest and it’s been incredible watching these first attempts. Watch the following clips taken from the moment they each take off for the first time: 

 


October 7th, 2020

Tawny Owl Takes Down Baby Barn Owlet Hans

Barn Owl Chicks Now Vulnerable to Attack

The eldest of the barn owl chicks, Hans, was knocked right out of her nest box! Thankfully she wasn’t hurt and I was on call to put her safely back in the box. Scroll on to watch the action on camera! 

Late Broods Venture Out

This young female barn owl chick has only just begun to stand at the entrance to the nest box with her younger sibling, Grete, making both owlets more vulnerable to attacks like this.

Just as Owls Become more Territorial

Sadly it is quite common for chicks from late, second broods like these to come under attack. They are beginning to explore the world, just at the time when other owl species, like this tawny owl, are trying to secure territory for the next breeding season.

Aggressive Tawny Owl

This tawny owl had been flying aggressively past the barn owl nest for a few days. Watch him almost knock the male barn owl off course just as he was feeding the chicks.

All is Well

Tawny owls are much bigger and more aggressive than barn owls. A blow like this from a tawny owl is quite likely to hurt. But miraculously, young Hans was OK. I just hope it doesn’t happen again.

 

 


October 2020

Hans First Glimpse of the World Outside

Barn Owl Development

Hans, the oldest of two barn owl chicks whose lives I have followed closely on my nest cameras, has glimpsed the world outside his box. My cameras captured the moment as he took it all in, his downy fluff blowing in the wind.

Magical Moment

This is a magical moment in the development of a barn owl chick and marks the beginning of its journey to independence. But this baby barn owl is just six weeks old and is nowhere near ready to venture out yet.

Barn Owl Flight Feathers

Watch as, once this barn owlet has taken in the view, she thinks better of it and hops back into the box. She won’t be ready to fly until she is nine-10 weeks old – when a barn owl chick’s downy fluff falls away. Then these owlets will be on the wing.

 
 

September 30, 2020

It’s Time To Ring The Barn Owlets

BTO Monitoring

The barn owlets Hans & Gretes were given identification rings this week. I was joined by British Trust for Ornithology- licensed ringer Jean Thorpe for the day as we weighed and measured each barn owl chick for the records. Jean clipped a metal ID tag onto each of the owlets’ legs.

The skill of ringing a barn owl chick

This work is a lot more skilled than it sounds. You have to be very careful to put the ID rings on properly – too loose and it could slip up the owlet’s leg and collide with a joint, causing problems later on. Of course, each clip, or band, must also be sealed properly otherwise the barn chicks could catch the clips as they move around.

Barn owl chick feathers are so soft

I am licensed to handle barn owls and I can’t tell you how soft the fluffy downy feathers of a barn owl chick are! It is on days like this, when I get to experience this softness, that I get the reward for all the work I do building nest boxes and helping to feed these owls when times are hard (and this year has been a very difficult year with low vole numbers for the barn owls to feed on).

Male or Female? When we learn that Hans is a Girl

Whilst we ringed the owlets, we took the opportunity to determine whether they are male or female. These barn owl chicks are just six weeks old and so it is a little early to tell, but my guess is that they are both females. A close up with the camera shows tiny tell-tale sparkles on the breast of Hans, the older barn owl chick – a sign that, despite the name, she is a girl. Also note the dark fringing beneath her chin, which gives her a ‘sweetheart’ face. Grete is a few days younger but she has the same features, so I think they are actually both female barn owls.


September 2020

Barn Owlets Grow 

Now Able to Sit Upright

After last month’s dramatic events, the two remaining barn owl chicks seem to be doing well and are now able to retain their own body heat without having to be brooded 24/7. They can also sit up on their own. 

Since her terrifying raid a few weeks ago, Solo has only visited the nest box once, and was quickly chased away by the adult female. I’ve also been putting out extra food for Solo to make sure she doesn’t get as hungry again!

Since Solo has a name, I’ve now also given the rest of the family names. The adult male is Barney, the adult female, Gylfie, and the two chicks, Hans and Grete.

Don’t forget to tune in to my YouTube Channel to watch the box live.


17th August 2020

Solo Takes a Chick!

A sibling from the second brood is lost

It’s been a horrific day! Solo, the only chick to survive the first brood, raided the nest and took one of the new chicks. We’ve had a few days of rain during which the adult owls were unable to hunt and it is at times like this when competition for food is high.

A killer’s instinct 

So when the male arrived with food for the new brood, Solo heard him call out and flew into the nest. She snatched the food from the female and then approached the chicks. This is when her instincts kicked in.

Natural behaviour

This is ugly behaviour but it is natural. It is going to be interesting now to see how the adult owls deal with Solo. The adult female seemed so confused and clearly didn’t know how to handle this raid. As yet the male doesn’t know what happened. She is now 13 weeks old and capable of surviving on her own.

Watch live

If you want to follow the story live, I am streaming on my Facebook page every day at 12pm. Otherwise you can catch up on this blog post here https://www.robertefuller.com/diary/my-barn-owl-nest-box-streaming-live/

In the meantime the following video relays the, horrifying, story as it played out on my screens:

 


8th August 2020

Solo Gets Siblings

A Second Brood in the Fotherdale Barn Owl Nest 

Solo is now 12 weeks old and ought to have fledged by now. However, her parents went on to lay a second clutch and this only-chick has been unable to tear herself away from the family home as these new siblings appear on the scene. 

Unusual owl behaviour

I’ve never seen this behaviour before and it’s been fascinating to watch. It began when the adult pair chose to nest again in the same nest box, which was surprising because normally barn owls will choose a different location for a second brood. The adult female laid three eggs and already two have hatched. The first hatched on the 7th August and the second on 10th August

Solo is fascinated by her siblings

The adult female has been very accommodating, tolerating Solo’s curiosity over the new eggs and even allowing her up close to listen to the sound of the chicks chipping through the eggs. Although I did notice that she wouldn’t let Solo get too close to the chicks once they did hatch.

But she has clearly outgrown her place

The male, however, is less than happy about the arrangement and after the first chick hatched he chased Solo to the back of the nest – as if telling her to go and stand in the corner.

Watch the owl chicks hatch

The story is developing fast and I have not had a chance to collate the footage but I will do soon. In the meantime, below is a clip as the second chick hatches on 10th August.

 

 

June 2020

Just One Barn Owl Chick Hatches & I Name it Solo

Stories from the Fotherdale Barn Owl Nest

Sadly only one egg from the clutch of three hatched. I named this only chick Solo. Solo hatched on May 8th – a week later than expected. The video below includes incredible footage of this barn owl chick emerging from its cracking shell.

Footage shows chick ‘unfold’ from egg

I had been watching the clutch carefully and so when I spotted a crack in one of the eggs I waited to see the chick chip out. Watch carefully to see it almost unfold as the shell falls away. Interestingly, the adult female eats the shell to restore nutrients that she will have lost during incubation.

The parent birds are very protective 

Watch how careful the female is not to harm the helpless chick with her sharp talons. You can see her slide one foot carefully from under the chick’s head as she steps away for a stretch. She is also fearsome.

I noticed during incubation she was always on the lookout for danger and would readily chase other birds away from the nest site. Listen to her here clacking her beak when a tawny owl passes. I expect she will be very protective of her chick.

And her mate is an attentive partner. See him deliver a mouse to the brooding female. She swallows it headfirst, shaking her head as its tail gives her a little tickle on the way down.

Tragedy as 2nd egg fails

Eggs hatch at three-day intervals and on the third day, I noticed a chip in the second egg. Sadly, however, it failed to hatch. It was as though it became exhausted with the effort. Watch the film to see how the female, realising her chick had died in its eggshell, lifts it from under her, and discards it. When the male comes in, he taps the egg then walks over to comfort the female, actually looking underneath her as if to check if  Solo, is ok. It’s a poignant moment.

Solo grows fast with so much attention

At six days old Solo could almost sit upright. Watch the adult female feeds this only chick. She tucks it into her breast to keep it warm and cosy, then clutches the prey with her talons and plucks off tiny morsels for it.

Sadly the third egg also did not hatch. This happens when eggs are insufficiently brooded or haven’t been fertilised properly. Thankfully this pair have Solo, which they lavish with care. By 12 days old Solo has grown considerably and although it has not yet developed any feathers, the adult female preens it.

Watch the video

See the story unfold on film. I’ll look forward to sharing Solo’s progress with you in the coming weeks.

 

May 4th, 2020

There’s a New Barn Owl in Town – And He’s Not Welcome

Stories from the Fotherdale Barn Owl Nest

Chaos ensued this week when a new barn owl unwittingly entered the valley. The owl was spotted on the cameras trying to take cover in my Ash Stump box. I knew immediately that it wasn’t a resident owl because it wore an identification ring on its leg.

The owl soon discovered that this valley is already well-populated with birds of prey. As soon as it landed on my ash stump box, the female kestrel who had been busily incubating her clutch of eggs angrily blocked the entrance to the box with her wings.

A lucky escape

The incomer retreated only to land in a box the tawny owl uses to roost in during the day. Spotting the barn owl at the entrance to its box, the tawny owl flew straight at the barn owl. Thankfully the barn owl managed to slip under the tawny’s wing and escape. Barn owls are much smaller than tawnys and tend to come off worse during confrontations of this sort.

Inside the Elm Stump Box, my resident female barn owl left her eggs to see what all the noise was about. She returned to her eggs agitated and began calling in distress. On hearing her calls, the male barn owl appeared, but his attempts to reassure her by cementing their bond at that moment were swiftly rebuffed and the male barn owl left the nest to check the coast is now clear.

But the male gets a kicking

But just as he lifted off, the tawny owl, who is now looking for trouble, flew at him, delivering such a hard blow to the barn owl’s head that the male barn owl fell back into the box.

 


April 6th, 2020

Barn Owl Lays a Clutch of Three

Stories from the Fotherdale Barn Owl Nest

The barn owls now have a clutch of three eggs and it looks like this will be all for this season. The female laid the second egg on April 2nd, two days after her first egg, and then laid her final egg on April 6th, three days later. The following video was compiled from the best of footage from the nest cam and reveals how owls cope with the confinement that incubation involves! 

Barn Owl Dinner Etiquette

During this time, it is the male’s job to provide food for his mate. And etiquette seems to dictate that the male should also prepare his catch before serving it. Watch what happens when she tries to help herself to a bit of vole he has brought! He is not yet ready to give it to her and even though she chases him around the nest box begging for a morsel, he will not budge until she sits back down on the eggs politely so that he can serve it up for her nicely! 

Male & Female Roles

While this male has a very clear idea of his role, it is the female’s duty to stay in and keep the eggs safe and warm. And, as we all know in this time of lockdown, it is important to keep yourself fit whilst in confinement. Watch as the female keep supple as she goes through her stretching routine!

My film goes on to reveal a touching interaction between these two barn owl parents-to-be. On April 6th, moments after the female lays her third egg, she stands up to see the eggs she has produced at her feet then sits back down on them to incubate.

Proud Owl Dad

At this point, the male appears and nudges her, as though saying ‘Let me see’. Obligingly, she stands up and for a few moments, you could almost imagine he was counting them – a proud dad indeed! 

I waited to see if she would lay any more but that appears to be all for now. Barn owls begin to incubate from the moment the first egg is laid and they usually sit for up 31-32 days, so I’m expecting the chicks to hatch on May 1st or 2nd.

Watch the Video

See the story unfold on my video.

 


March 31st, 2020

Barn Owl’s First Egg 

Stories from the Fotherdale Barn Owl Nest

The female barn owl has laid her first egg! She first stood up to reveal the gleaming white egg at 4.10pm! Interestingly, moments before she was coughing up a pellet and I wonder if the force of this also pushed the egg out at the other end! Owls will digest nutrients from the prey they eat then cough up the fur, bones and claws that they cannot digest in a neat ‘pellet’ that then falls on to the floor of their nest.

Watch the Video

I’ve taken down the clip from my nest cameras to share with you here. Watch as she coughs, then stands up and looks down at the brilliant white egg, it’s almost as though she was surprised. Keep watching to see her tuck it gently under her, make herself comfortable and then settle down to brood. 

 

Click on image to play

 


March 23rd, 2020

Barn Owl Courtship

Stories from the Fotherdale Barn Owl Nest

The barn owls have paired up in my ‘Elm Tree Stump’ nest box where secret cameras are rolling 24/7. They spend lots of time in this box together, reinforcing their bond as a pair. They preen one another and stand very close to each other. Lots of mating takes place too, so I’m hoping we will have eggs here soon!

Choosing a nest

However, barn owls can change their minds about where to nest right up to the last moment and I have also seen these two in another nest box near my workshop. I’m hoping they will eventually choose ‘Elm Tree Stump’ since it is more attractive and will make a better backdrop in my paintings.

The female and male have both been digging nest scrapes in Elm Tree Stump. They dig these shallow hollows into the debris at the bottom of a nest site to receive their future eggs and often dig several ‘test runs’ of these scrapes before they are eventually satisfied with their chosen nest site. Scraping also acts as a signal to their partner that they are intent on breeding.

Digging a ‘scrape’

The male often gets a bit carried away and digs his test scrape too deep. This season he dug so furiously he actually unearthed a bit of wood from the bottom of the box. The female looked down at the deep hole he had dug in horror – as if to say I’m not that large – and instantly filled it back to a depth more in keeping with her slender frame.  She seemed very displeased about this piece of wood and kept moving it around the box in disgust.

Owl Housekeeping

Females regularly do the housework around the nest, pecking at small bits and moving them to one side. This one seems to have decided to have her clutch and it is in full view of the cameras, which is great!

Watch the video

Watch my latest clip below to see them preening one another and mating – I don’t think it will be long before we have eggs and their home for the season is finally decided. 

 

Click on the video above to play

 


Barn Owls: The Facts

Barn Owl Eggs

Stories from the Fotherdale Barn Owl Nest

A female barn owl lays 4-8 relatively small white eggs. She lays an egg every two to three days, over a period of three weeks. Incubation begins, however, as soon as the first egg is laid. It is the female barn owl that largely broods the eggs. She sits on the eggs for 31-32 days. The female does all the incubation and the male provides all the food. I will be expecting the first egg to hatch on May 1st or 2nd with the rest hatching  in turn, depending on the order that they were laid, two to three days later.


Barn Owls: The Facts

Barn Owl Chicks

Stories from the Fotherdale Barn Owl Nest

Barn owl chicks are naked when they hatch, but they quickly develop a very thin covering of down. They are still unable to keep themselves warm at this early age so the female broods them until the eldest is around three weeks old. When they are uncovered they make a soft, chittering sound.

The male supports his family by bringing food, which the female rips into tiny pieces to feed to her growing young. By three weeks old an owlet can swallow a shrew or small mouse whole – they can feed themselves at this stage so squabbles over food become more common. At this stage the chick’s birth down is replaced by a thicker down. This frees up the female to help the male with hunting duties. By five weeks old the chicks can run, jump, pounce, hiss and click their tongues. They typically move their heads from side to side, round and round, even upside down! Their characteristic heart-shaped face appears, and the flight feathers can be seen underneath the white fluffy down. Wing flapping exercises begin at about seven weeks and by eight to nine weeks old the owlets make their first short flights. 


Barn Owl Artwork

My Barn Owl Paintings

Art inspired by this barn owl nest camera

My webcams are essentially studies for my paintings. Here are a few of the paintings inspired by watching and learning about his bird pair up close. Click here to see my full barn owl art collectionClick here to see my all owl art prints | Click here to see my luxury owl art gifts.

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10 comments on Fotherdale Barn Owls 2020 | Stories from a Barn Owl Nest Camera

  1. I adore your brilliant commentary on the lives of these beautiful Barn Owls and their family rules about food and their soon to be offspring. Apart from making me smile,your knowledge is great, thank you so much 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful footage of the barn owls and tawny owl,really interesting to see what goes on without us knowing what’s around us.
    We too have barn owls nesting in one of our big old tree s,every night we hear them,we live in a thatched cottage on an estate in Wiltshire with a river,and large lake.
    It is stunning day and night,and for the first time I ve watched a beautiful weasel hunting around the ducks!

    Once again thank you
    Ruth

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