Saturday, 3 June 2017


Just a quick up date on the Barn Owls and young, she laid six eggs but it looks as if we are up to four Owlets and two non viable eggs we think, this is brilliant and we are over the moon with these birds and still watching them on the television on a regular basis.

We are sure that this pair are different adults to the pair we had previously but still don't appear to be ringed.

I am hoping to feel better by this next week and to be able to get out and about and start to get some images of other birds.

Female Barn Owl.

She just came out of the box and stood on the front watching the world go by, some nights she will have a little fly about but only leaves her precious young for a couple of minutes.

These images are all taken on ISO 8000, and the very last few at  ISO 10000.

Just having a look around the back of the box 

The females are much lighter in colouration and don't have the flecks on the breast feathers.

Male Barn Owl.

Here having delivered a mouse into the box, sits for a few minutes before going away hunting again. This Male is very heavily flecked on the chest. 

Returns with a mouse for the growing young. 

Female Barn Owl.

Having another look out the entrance and a cool down as we have had some very warm and muggy weather. 

Another quick jump out onto the front of the box for a minute and then back into the Owlets.

Male Barn Owl.

Just off hunting again to feed the hungry mouths. By the time I took this image it was getting very dark.

Inside the Nest Box.

Awful image, we are getting some interference from somewhere. Female is on the right and Owlets to the left.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit as much as I did in the getting of the images. Thank you for your visit. If you leave a comment I will always reply.

About Me;

Titus White:
Hi I am Richard Peglers friend Titus White, and those who follow Richards posts will understand the name and reason for it. I have been birding with Richard for 3 years and a volunteer at Rutland Water on the Osprey Project for 2 years. My early images were taken on a Nikon D80 with a 70 - 200mm lens. I updated the lens to a 70 - 300mm VR lens but still was not happy with the results. Eventually when Nikon announced the D7100 I decided to change so upgraded the camera and also invested in a Sigma 50 - 500mm lens.
I first met Richard through Arthur Costello as I was having the occasional visit from Little Owls on our land. We eventually found the Little Owls through another contact about 100 metres away. Photo's will follow on future posts.
I have recently upgraded my camera to full frame, this is a challenge I am at the moment enjoying trying to get the best out of the beast.
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