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The picture above shows the most recent picture uploaded to this site by the webcam on Tuesday 27th June 2017 17:11 (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.

I have set up a second camera which records a picture when movement is detected, and gives a slightly closer view. Pictures from this camera can be seen by clicking here..

LATEST

We did not see any young owlets in 2016 or 2017. The parent owls behaved as if there were young in the box in Spring 2016, but none appeared; however, only one of the parent owls has continued to use the nestbox since 2016. It is not clear why. 2016 was the first year in which no swallows nested in our stables, and none have nested there this year either.

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
-
-
-
-
-
-

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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