Fledgling Owls

In Wakefield, the tawny owl family is doing well. One of the youngsters left the nestbox earlier this week and a second one has been preparing to go by scrambling up to the entrance hole. As well as bringing in birds and small mammals, the adults have been seen feeding frogs to the youngsters.

The first tawny chick to leave the box.

The first tawny chick to leave the box.

The second chick trying to get to the entrance.

The second chick trying to get to the entrance.

There is lots of dense ivy and a large Lleylandii hedge close to the box to provide the necessary cover in which fledgelings can hide during the daytime.

Meanwhile, Young barn owls at a site in the Wakefield area have grown well and have been starting to look outside their nestbox this week.

Young barn owls.

Young barn owls.