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The picture above shows the most recent picture uploaded to this site by the webcam on Tuesday 07th July 2020 11:37 (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

We saw the first two of the 2020 Owlets looking out of the box on 28/5/2020. This is a week earlier than last year, when we first saw one on 6/6/2019, but all 5 had fledged by 14/6/2019. The first two 2020 Owlets had fledged by 3/6/20, and Owlets 3 and 4 appeared together on the veranda of the box on 8/6/20, so would be preparing to leave. All had left the box by 12/6/20, but began to return when they were able to fly back up. From this time on, the parents fed them in the box.

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, although we do see Swallows taking drinks (on the wing) from our pond.

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
-
2020
5
1/6/20
3/6/20
9/6/20
10/6/20
12/6/20
-

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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