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The picture above shows the most recent picture uploaded to this site by the webcam on Tuesday 16th July 2019 12:01 (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.

LATEST

After three unsuccessful years, we saw the first of the (five) 2019 owlets looking out of the box on the 6th of June and all 5 had fledged by 14/6/2019

Five, or more, years ago, we would get at least 4 swallow's nests in our stables each year. 2016 was the first year in which no swallows nested there; however, a pair did nest there in 2017 and produced two broods, but none have nested since, in fact, very few swallows have been seen flying in the area since 2017.

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
-
-
-
-
-
-
2019
5
9/6/19
12/6/19
13/6/19
13/6/19
14/6/19
-

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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