VIDEO Live Barn Owl Nest Box Webcam

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    http://www.somersetwildlife.org/barn_owl_web_cam.html

    The current pair set up nest in October 2013.
    • The largest brood of eggs we’ve seen is nine. The world record is 14.
    • The box is one of 335 being put up across Somerset to increase the numbers of breeding barn owls as part of the Somerset Community barn owl Project.
    • We still need to get about 60 nest boxes up and the list of parishes is here.
    • The box is situated on private land in east Somerset. We are watching the nest site but won’t be intervening.
    • We think this is a young pair - could be first time parents.
    • Our webcam bloggers have named the parents Boris and Brenda. The owlets have also been named by our bloggers.
    • 1st egg laid 22nd March, hatched 23rd April (Bard)
    • 2nd egg laid 26th March, hatched 26th April (Barnie)
    • 3rd egg laid 28th March, hatched 28th April (Beaky)
    • 4th egg laid 31st March, hatched 1 May (Bobbie)
    • 5th egg laid 2nd April, hatched 3 May (Beau)
    • 6th egg laid 5th April, hatched 5 May (Bellatrix)
    • 7th egg laid 7th April
    • Eggs usually hatch after 31 days (plus or minus one day either side).
     

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