Despite the inclement weather the two adult Barn Owls (Mum and Dad) are continuing to bring a steady supply of prey for the three hungry chicks and they are growing rapidly.
Their primary feathers are now becoming visible and there is much wing-stretching and jumping around in the box, the eldest owlet is now just over 6 weeks old and will be starting to take the first short flight in the next couple of weeks.
Wirral Barn Owl Trust visited the nest at Wirral Country Park yesterday (22.06.2020) under Section 1 licence, to weigh, measure and ring the owlets you can (usually) see on our webcam at: Wirral Barn Owl Trust Live Nest Box WebCam
The smallest weighed just over 300g and all are looking good, so far.
Fingers crossed that they fledge successfully this year – previous years’ broods have often failed due to secondary rodenticide poisoning.