First egg for the Tawny Owls

First egg for the Tawny Owls

21 Feb 2011

The first egg of the season was seen when the female left the box at 04.37 on Sunday morning. She had been in the box since 22.30 on Saturday, and was fed by the male just after midnight. The laying interval for Tawny Owls is 3-4 days, so we could see the next egg on Thursday. Note the Wood Mouse in the bottom right of the box, brought as prey by the male.


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