Tawny Owl Webcam

Our Tawny Owl chick hatched around 11pm on the 26th March.

Update: As chick gets older and time goes by, he/she will naturally become more independent. This means that Mum will be spending less time in the nest, but will be watching closely from the nearby trees outside the nest box. She will continue to bring meals for the chick throughout the day, although as time goes by these will also reduce in frequency, especially when the time arrives for chick to start life outside the nest box.

The Tawny is 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.

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