Nestcam Diary 2017

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January 2017

18th – more copulation apparently occurred overnight. We’re not expecting this to necessarily result in imminent egg-laying, as other expected behaviours, such as the female virtually never leaving the nestbox, the pair roosting together during the day, and (often) a food cache of uneaten small mammals, is currently lacking.

Barn Owl Webcam Nestcam Screenshot 12th January 201712th – both birds are in and around the nestbox today. At just before 2pm this afternoon the female had a vigorous bout of scratching the debris underfoot, and some shredding of pellets took place.

9th – more copulation in the early hours this morning, with the female scratching at the debris and shredding pellets. Perhaps the forecast ‘arctic blast’ will cool them off.

6th – the first reports of copulation were received, perhaps the result of the mild weather of recent weeks.

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