Barn Owl nests and eggs

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  • Barn Owls usually lay between 4 and 6 rather small, white eggs.
  • The main nesting season is March to August.
  • The ‘nest’ is often a layer of old owl pellets.
  • Traditional nest sites are often used for many generations.
  • Nesting places are usually high up and hidden.
  • Incubation begins as soon as the first egg is laid, lasting for 31-32 days.
  • Eggs hatch every 2-3 days, usually in the order they were laid.

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