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The picture above shows the most recent picture uploaded to this site by the webcam on Tuesday 18th December 2018 15:59 (GMT); however, if you would like to see 12 pictures of the box taken over the past 2 hours click here. There are some video clips of the little owls on the Picture Gallery page.

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We did not see any young owlets in 2016 or 2017. The parent owls behaved as if there were young in the box in Spring 2016, but none appeared; however, only one of the parent owls continued to use the nestbox over the winter and into 2017. During the Summer of 2017, a second owl roosted in the box, so we hoped that they would breed in 2018. This did not appear to be the case and, although we did see a single owl on the veranda of the box in the early part of the year, no evidence of little owls was seen, or heard, until 1/10/2018. Since then, a single little owl has been seen on several days standing in exactly the same spot at the end of a fence.

2016 was the first year in which no swallows nested in our stables; however, they nested there in 2017 and produced two broods, but none nested in 2018, in fact, very few were seen flying in 2018.

Swallows' nest

Early in 2010, I set up a camera which recorded images throughout the nesting cycle of a pair of swallows. I have arranged the images in a database allowing one to click through the entire nesting period, which starts with the female swallow examining the nest site, shows the growth of the young swallows, and ends with the chicks leaving the nest for the final time. Click here to go to the swallow page, which gives more detail, and to see the pictures (of which there are 20,227).

Little owl nest box: Nesting history

Year
Number of owls to fledge
First fledged
Second fledged
Third fledged
Fourth fledged
Fifth fledged

Sixth fledged

2005
3
6/6/05
?
17/6/05
-
-
-
2006
4
8/6/06
?
?
?
-
-
2007
4 (possibly only 3)
4/6/07
8/6/07
15/6/07
?
-
-
2008
4
1/6/08
1/6/08
1/6/08
9/6/08
-
-
2009
2
28/5/09
30/5/09
-
-
-
-
2010
6
13/6/10
16/6/10
17/6/10
17/6/10
?
?
2011
4
10/6/11
20/6/11
20/6/11
3/7/11
-
-
2012
2
6/6/12
6/6/12
-
-
-
-
2013
2 (possibly 3)
?
8/7/13
8/7/13
-
-
-
2014
4
8/6/14
?
?
?
-
-
2015
4
16/6/15
?
?
?
-
-
2016
0
-
-
-
-
-
-
2017
0
-
-
-
-
-
-
2018
0
-
-
-
-
-
-

The first 5 of the 2010 owlets can be seen in the picture below.

How many baby little owls are on this picture?

The parent owls roost in the nest box throughout the year except when they have young in the box, or to feed. You may often see them (by looking at the Recent picture updates page) on the nest box during the day when the weather is fine.

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