By The Field
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Last year we were lucky enough to have little owls nesting in our barn. Do they return to the same place each year and is there anything we can do to encourage them as they were delightful?
Little owls regularly return to the same nesting place and will be seen in March/April searching for a nest.
The RSPB suggests purchasing a nest-box, putting it somewhere quiet, in a barn or tree, and then keeping your distance. The eggs are laid in early May, with incubation taking about 28 days.
Fledging takes a further 26 days during which the food is at first brought by the male then later by both sexes.
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