Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Baby Barn Owls

My Schedule 1 license for ringing Barn Owls came in to use last night, as I had time to visit a near by nest box. This, pleasingly, revealed four very healthy looking chicks. As ever with Barn Owl chicks, there was a clear difference between the oldest...

Too big really!

And the youngest...

Just a ball of white fluff with a Barn Owl face!

The biggest were the oldest Barn Owl chicks I have ringed, and boy do my hands know it...

It didn't hurt at the time, but it looks like I've been pulling up brambles with my bare hands!

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