News Update

The 3 Desperados.

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.

Regards

WBOT

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The 3 Amigos

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.

Regards

WBOT

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What’s Out There Then

The Chicks are growing and in a real buoyant mood, they’re not far off being able to get over the front of the Nest Box.

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