Little Owl Webcam

Our third owl species on camera is the Little Owl. As the name suggests, this is one of our smallest owl species, typically less than half the size of the Tawny or Barn Owl. We have two families of Little Owls, External 1, Internal 1 and Internal 2 are family number two and don't have any eggs yet. External 2 and Internal 3 are family number one and started laying eggs first.

This cute species tends to lay its eggs between April and May and will incubate for roughly 30 days. Its chicks will fledge around 37 to 40 days after hatching. Compared to our other webcam owls, 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 hope that you enjoy watching our webcams, the feeds for which have kindly been provided by the Beleef de Lente Project, courtesy of Vogelbescherming Nederland.


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