Sunday, 13 June 2010

Spring Watch, Welsh Style – Part 2

Thanks to our very own nest box camera (also known as Cole-cam), we can bring you pictures of our resident barn owl chicks.

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Mum is a real beauty. We think that the fluffy white cotton wool bundle is 3, or maybe even 4, chicks. I wanted to call them owlets, but apparently that’s not the correct term. Their desirable residence has a minimalist, rustic look. Some might say it’s a bit “boxy”. Why spend money on a fancy owl box with porch when a few bits of old plywood nailed together and propped up against a shed wall will do just as well. The shed itself is in desperate need of a clear out (and an owl poop clean up), but to minimise disturbance we’re putting off the job until the chicks have fledged, which will be at least another 4 weeks. What a shame.

2 comments:

evaluna71 said...

What an amazing pic, and I think owlet is a valid term, or maybe an owling :)

Penguin said...

Wow - just wow.

Bill Oddie would be proud. Are you going to put a link to the webcam on your main Banceithin site? (perhaps it's already there... time to go and look).