Monday, 25 February 2013

Tawny Owl on eggs

It may still be February, but breeding is well underway for Tawny Owls. The BTO website has a live web-cam pointing at and in one pair of Tawny Owls; you can watch what they're up to here: http://www.bto.org/news-events/news/2013-02/tawny-owl-clutch-complete

The pair's first egg was laid on 6th February and by 11th February there were three eggs in the nest. The female is now incubating the eggs — a task that will last about 28 days.


They're not the only birds to be nesting so early in the year. A Collared Dove in Thetford was on eggs before January was out! Full story here: http://btoringing.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/how-do-you-like-your-eggs-frozen.html

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