Little Owl Webcam - Spring 2017 Roundup

This cute species tends to lay its eggs between April and May and will incubate for roughly 30 days. It's chicks will fledge around 37 to 40 days after hatching. Little Owls are not quite so strictly nocturnal, but they still do much of their hunting at night.Like their larger counterparts, they will readily hunt rodents, but much of their diet is made up of insects and worms.

We had the privilege of cameras on two different nests this year. Family number one had three eggs and family number two had four eggs all of which hatched. Unfortunately, family number two lost one chick early on and then suffered an attack from a Pine Marten which caused the female Little Owl to disappear, we are unsure if she had been hurt. The male couldn’t support the remaining chicks on his own and as a result, all four chicks died.

Family number one raised three healthy, happy chicks and all have fledged successfully.

We hope that you enjoyed watching our webcams, the feeds for which were kindly provided by the Beleef de Lente Project, courtesy of Vogelbescherming Nederland. You can watch all the videos on our YouTube channel.


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