Wildlife in my local patch

Hampshire UK

Update on Barn Owls

We can definitely say there are chicks in the nest box. We’ve seen them exercising their wings but haven’t had a full on view. My trail cam had some battery issues so I didn’t pick up any decent footage. However we ‘ve had some good sightings of the parents. This is quite a poor photo I got with the pocket camera.



We also don’t want to disturb them too much. They are in a typical delapidated barn situation so we have to be quite careful getting close anyway and have decided its probably better to look from a safe distance. I have dissected one of the owl pellets I found under the nest box. Here’s a photo of the contents. I think its mainly voles and mice as you would expect.



I will try to keep you updated on the barn owl family whilst trying not to disturb them too much .

Author: Jackson

Jackson is a young person with an active interest in natural history. He has been asked to be a Local Patch Reporter, writing a regular nature blog about the wildlife in his area for BBC Wildlife Magazine.

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