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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