Tawny Owl Webcam - Spring 2017 Roundup

The Tawny Owl female laid three eggs and two successfully hatched and fledged. They certainly provided us with some entertaining viewing this year so don’t forget to visit our YouTube channel and catch up!

The Tawny is one of our most common owl species and the most likely to visit your garden. Primarily a woodland bird, these owls do sometimes inhabit urban areas provided there are plenty of large trees for them to rest in.

They usually lay 2-3 eggs and these are normally incubated for around 30 days. Once the eggs have hatched both the female and male will then be busy feeding the youngsters with rodents and perhaps the occasional bird and even a young rabbit or two.

The chicks will fledge after around 35 to 40 days, but will typically stay under the watchful eye of their parents for a couple of months before heading out to forge a territory of their own in late summer or autumn.

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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