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Tuesday 23rd September, 2014

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Wulf

Tuesday 24th June 2014

The latest on the Hawk Owl saga is that the last youngster died, but this was caused by fluid on the lungs. This doesn’t appear to be related to the other deaths. This is rather puzzling.

On a brighter note, the Burrowing Owls’ latest batch of owlets is getting ready to come out of the nest box. Most mornings, I am seeing two of them looking out from the entrance. They are fully grown, but with their juvenile markings, i.e., without the mottling/cryptic patterning the adults have on their breast. We shall have to see whether they will ‘have another go’ in September/October. This is almost a routine occurrence these days!

I finally got to see the Spectacled Owlet in the Breeding Ground last week. It’s a bit smaller than the one in the Main Display, probably a male. These owlets are amongst the most photogenic of all the owl species at Muncaster.

See you next week

Wulf

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