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21st – the pair is roosting on the tray of the nestbox this morning.
8th – some activity overnight, but only one individual at roost on the back beam visible via Barncam this afternoon.
2nd – despite frequent bouts of copulation, much screeching and quite a bit of interest in the camera over recent days, there appears to be only one Barn Owl at roost in the barn today.
26th – . . . but not for long it would seem. Apparently the pair was ‘at it’ again last night, and the female was actively scraping the debris at midday today.
25th – although still roosting together during the day, it would appear that the recent sub-zero temperatures may have cooled the pair off as anticipated . . .
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.
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.