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Monday, 28 July 2014

A night in the life of

This nest box in Co. Kerry, which featured in one of the posts below, has four chicks. The eldest is close to making its first flight, with lots of wing exercising. The youngest is still mostly covered in down and has perhaps two weeks to go.

This video is edited highlights of one night in their lives. Not all the food deliveries to the nest are shown, rather a representative selection. One thing obvious from all the footage is that junior is getting more than his fair share.

Four Barn Owl chicks, at a nest box in Co. Kerry, 19th/20th July 2014 (Filmed under licence: M.O'Clery).