Monday, August 03, 2009

Fluffy owlets

Barn Owl chick

Who could resist a face like this?

Tonight I was privileged enough to visit a couple of Barn Owl nestboxes with Peter Wilkinson, owl guru extraordinaire. He reports a poor year for Barn Owls, a direct result of the lack of voles around at the moment. But in one box we found four growing owlets and two in the other. Fingers crossed they all make it to fledging.

photo taken with Canon Powershot A640, under supervision of Schedule 1 licence holder