Wimpole Estate has four pairs of nesting Barn Owls, two in tree nesting sites and two in owl boxes. Most years an expert from the BTO, licensed by English Nature, comes to check on numbers etc. Earlier this year he did a check and is sure that two of the sites had young although this could not be verified with photos. One of the Boxes had fallen off the tree and had to be re-erected which was done.
I was unable to keep up my weekly sight monitoring due to a slight incapacity for a few weeks, however I was out around the end of August and saw an adult leaving the re-erected nest box, I reported what I saw and the expert came back to check the box as there have been a good number of second or late broods this year.
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