We’re delighted to be able to provide a very positive news update on our barn owls. Two chicks in the Honeydale Farm nest box have now been ringed by Pat and Albert of the barn owl team of the Wychwood Project. They’re quite different sizes, with one much larger and therefore probably older than the other, but both are doing well. Evidence suggests that there were originally three chicks but unfortunately one has been lost - rather poignantly.
The exciting news about the two surviving chicks is tinged with sadness because we’ve lost the third member of the barn owl team, Ian Anderson, who died last month. Ian was so enthusiastic about this project and incredibly helpful, and the success of our owl breeding venture is a testament to him, Pat and Albert.
Date Posted: 2nd August 2016