Nestcam Diary 2018

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June 2018

21st – the presumed male has been at roost initially in the nestbox and more latterly in the barn up to at least late afternoon today.

19th – hopes were raised at the end of last week when copulation was noted on Nestcam. Sadly neither bird is at roost in the barn today however.

14th – for the first time in what seems to be an age there is a pair roosting together in the barn during daylight hours this morning.

11th – there’s been an intriguing development the last couple of nights, as a presumed female has been food begging in the barn and even in the nestbox, with the male present!

5th – it made a nice change for some to see two individuals in the barn early last evening. Nothing to report first thing this morning today, but there was the presumed male at roost in the nestbox from mid-morning until at least early afternoon.

May 2018

Barn Owl Webcam Barncam Screenshot 29th May 201829th – nice to see the male at roost in the nestbox on Nestcam earlier this morning and now viewable via Barncam sitting on the tray.

18th – there is what looks to be a male Barn Owl actually at roost in the nestbox this morning, after first visiting the nestbox and tray yesterday evening.

16th – brief overnight visits to the barn by a single bird have become the norm in recent weeks and last night was no exception.

2nd – after a wet and windy night, little to report from the barn.

April 2018

30th – as the month ended activity increased with two birds for a time in the barn, with one in the nestbox scraping the floor!

26th – little change in the frequency or duration of visits from the lone Barn Owl since mid-month.

18th – there’s been an increase in activity in the barn in recent days but again only by a lone Barn Owl.

Barn Owl Webcam Nestcam Screenshot 13th April 201810th – sadly very little to report in recent days, with just the odd fleeting visit by a lone Barn Owl.

5th – no Barn Owl action overnight but the nestbox saw interest from what is hoped was just a passing Jackdaw.

3rd – the female has been in and around the barn over the Easter weekend.

March 2018

30th – reports of two birds in the barn tonight were very welcome after the second significant dump of snow this month.

9th – despite some overnight comings and goings, there’s been little roost activity in the nestbox during the day. The extreme weather experienced last week appears to have slowed the pair down, though with the forecast improving from tomorrow onwards, who knows for how long?

February 2018

26th – there have been reports of mating over the weekend, which we presume to be pair-bonding behaviour rather than the real thing. Sounds like the male needs a bit of practice too, as not all the attempts were considered successful. Just as a heads up, expect some disruption to the streaming. We have some pretty grotty weather forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, with gale force winds towards the end of the week in particular.

Barn Owl Webcam Nestcam Screenshot 15th February 2018

15th – the pair is in the nestbox this morning.

13th – an interesting development over the weekend involved the arrival of a new female. There was apparently some interaction with the resident male but nothing too significant. Let’s hope they pair up and decide the barn is the place to be.

8th – Barncam dropped out overnight after problems with the stream freezing. It has been restarted this morning with no apparent, long-term, ill effects.

More worryingly, there doesn’t appear to have been a confirmed sighting of the female since the 26th January. We can only hope she’s roosting nearby and will join the male, who is this morning preening in the nestbox, when the time is right.

January 2018

30th – various reports have been received over the weekend that one or both birds are back frequenting either the barn or nestbox, which is obviously great news after their recent absence if accurate.

24th – nothing in the box or barn the last couple of days (and nights).

17th – once again the pair is at roost in the nestbox this morning.

Barn Owl Webcam Nestcam Screenshot 11th January 2018

11th – the pair is again in the box this morning.

8th – a pair of birds has been in and around the nestbox since the New Year, and today was no exception.

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