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What we know so far about this pair
The current male owl arrived in the box in July. It had been empty for a short time after the six chicks fledged. As far as we know the chicks are doing well but they can disperse a long distance with chicks that had previously been ringed in Somerset found as far a field as the M25 and Humberside. If a breeding pair is in a good territory, with lots of food, (like this one) they are likely to produce a second brood. This didn’t happen which leads us to think that Brenda disappeared (and the current female is a different owl.) The current male could be Boris but because of moulting it’s very difficult to ID an owl by its feather patterns so we can’t be sure.
You can read the latest info we have about the status of barn owls in Somerset here.
The box is situated on private land in east Somerset. We are watching the nest site but won’t be intervening.
Warning: This webcam contains live unedited footage of a family of barn owls. Please understand that at times this may include disturbing images, discretion is advised.comments powered by Disqus
||The Somerset Community Barn Owl Project is funded by Viridor Credits Environmental Company; a charity that distributes monies from the Landfill Communities Fund.|
||The project is a collaboration with the Hawk and Owl Trust, a national charity dedicated to conserving wild birds of prey and owls and their habitats.|